Have you been either witness to or involved in reckless truck driving? Reckless truck driving is a common cause for truck accidents, which can incur devastating injuries to those involved. Reckless truck driving behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failing to signal lane changes
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Speeding and aggressive driving
While the U.S. Department of Transportation installed the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks, the TACT program, with a high-visibility traffic enforcement program aimed at reducing truck accidents and accident related fatalities and injuries, truck accidents still occur daily as a result of reckless truck driving. In fact, thousands of people fall victim to serious injuries incurred by truck accidents a year.
Over 18% of truck accidents involve trucks rear-ending vehicles. The formation of truck "convoys," a common practice during high-speed long distance travel, may also contribute to the large number of multiple-vehicle, truck-striking, rear-end crashes. If trucks in a convoy operate in close proximity, there are a higher proportion of trucks among the vehicles in multi-vehicle crashes than in other crashes.
What’s more, 90% of all truck crashes occurred in daylight, making reckless truck driving further culpable. Overall, trucks strike other vehicles in the rear much more often than trucks are struck. While this finding is expected, given the more difficult task of slowing a large truck versus a small passenger vehicle, the resulting injuries can be unexpected and devastating.
If you or a loved one suffers from injuries as a result of a truck accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries from the negligent party. A truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can provide a free consultation to help you determine your chances of recovering money for your truck accident from any responsible party. Do not hesitate to call an experienced Coweta County truck accident attorney at (770) 487-8999.