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Truck accidents can be caused by negligence

On Behalf of | Aug 14, 2016 | Personal Injury |

An accident is unexpected and can happen at any moment especially, if the other driver is drinking and driving. You may want to file for a negligence claim if you feel the driver was drinking and recklessly driving endangering other drivers on the road.

Drinking while driving can cause serious vision, hearing and concentration issues. This could lead to the driver failing to concentrate on the road and obey road markings, traffic laws, merging without indicating turning signals, and be negligent on the road, which can put other drivers at risk. Lack of sleep and fatigue due to long drives can also cause carelessness and negligence resulting in an accident. Many accidents are caused because of cell phone use while driving. Texting is also a big reason for many accidents.

According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) an average drunk driver has driven drunk at least 80 times before they were incarcerated. They probably never thought they would be responsible for creating havoc in another persons’ family. Many truck driving accidents have happened at night because of darkness which makes it impossible to see traffic signs and important traffic signals. Lack of proper traffic lights and speeding increases the possibility of accidents.

It is not possible for you to account for all the drivers on the road, but you can keep yourself safe by wearing a seat-belt, driving with caution and staying clear of aggressive and reckless drivers. If a drunk driver has injured you or a loved one, you most likely should consider hiring an experienced attorney who can help provide you with the proper legal assistance to fight for your case and grant you the compensation and justice you deserve.