Although semi-truck drivers are typically traveling under strict deadlines, there is no excuse for participating in unsafe driving habits, which can ultimately cause catastrophic collisions. The majority of fatal large truck accidents in Kentucky are caused by truck operators lacking proper control. If you have been injured or if you have lost someone you love because of a truck driver’s unsafe driving, you may be entitled to damages. Speak to our Kentucky unsafe driving semi-truck crash lawyer at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart. We will go over your legal options and evaluate your case for free. Fill out our contact form online or call (888) 782-9090.
Driving while distracted can be caused by or includes activities such as:
Any form of inattention while driving can cause severe accidents. Both truckers and regular motorists must remain vigilant at all times in order to drive safely.
Truck drivers can misjudge a clearance or miss seeing warning signs that semi-trucks will not fit under an overpass. When a truck does crash into an object overhead, the damage can be devastating. A fire may start, cargo is likely to be scattered across the road, and any vehicles behind the truck may also end up being involved in the collision.
There are many factors that can cause a semi-truck driver to lose control of their vehicle. Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. Large trucks do not have the ability to stop quickly and can easily gain even more momentum if traveling downhill, making speeding extremely dangerous. Driving too fast, or even at all, in terrible weather conditions can also result in serious collisions. Rain, glaring sunlight, fog, snow, slippery or icy roads, and other temporary environmental conditions necessitate drivers to slow down or pull off the road. Additionally, turning too quickly or with too little room can make it difficult for truck drivers to maintain control, as large trucks have much less maneuverability than smaller vehicles.
Intentionally or unintentionally, accidents frequently happen when truck drivers fail to yield the right of way. Truckers may not look at all for oncoming traffic when merging into a lane or they may fail to see other vehicles due to large blind spots.
Following too closely can be a fatal mistake. As previously stated, semi-trucks lack the ability to swiftly come to a stop due to their overall size and weight. It is imperative to keep a safe stopping distance when they are traveling behind other vehicles.
Truck accident cases require a vast amount of resources, as they can be costly to properly investigate and pursue. An unsafe driving attorney has the ability to thoroughly investigate your accident, quickly collect fleeting evidence, and identify all liable parties. All in an effort to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Furthermore, having a legal advocate you protect you from accepting settlement offers from insurance companies that do not equate to the value of your claim.
Your initial consultation with our unsafe driving accident lawyer at Flora Templeton Stuart is free and comes with no obligation. We will work for you on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not obtain compensation unless your case is successful. Contact us by calling (888) 782-9090 or reaching us online.