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Common ways Truck Drivers are Negligent and Cause Accidents

Negligence means that a person was expected to act with a certain amount of care to keep others safe, failed to act with adequate care, and caused injuries and damages as a result. If a person is negligent and causes injuries, the injured victim deserves to be compensated for all of their injury-related losses that stemmed from the negligent act. Drivers of large commercial trucks can be negligent just like anyone else. The difference is, these truck drivers are operating extremely large, heavy, and powerful machines that can cause devastating and even fatal injuries in the event of an accident. If you have suffered an injury in an accident with any type of truck or commercial vehicle, a Moreland truck accident lawyer can help you receive the settlement you deserve.

 

The following are some of the ways in which a truck driver may act negligently to cause an accident:

 

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Improper lane changes
  • Ignoring traffic signals or right of way rules
  • Other violations of traffic laws
  • Not having proper equipment
  • Aggressive driving behaviors
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Violating trucking regulations
  • Not slowing down or adapting in adverse weather

 

Any of these negligent behaviors may lead to an accident and injuries, and you should always consult with an attorney if you have been the victim of an accident.

Contact a Moreland personal injury attorney for a free consultation

As you can tell, there are numerous ways in which a truck driver may act negligently and cause accidents and injuries. Identifying the underlying negligence in an accident is extremely important to make sure injured victims receive the full amount of money they deserve for their losses. If you have been the victim of a truck accident caused by negligence, contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible for assistance. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for help with a possible case today.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia