The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports an increase in all traffic accidents on and around holidays. Some of the most dangerous days of the year on the roads were New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Truck accidents are no different, as they also tend to spike during major holidays. If you are injured in a truck accident, an experienced Fayette County truck accident attorney can help you recover.
Dangerous driving behaviors
During the holidays, truck drivers want to be with their families like anyone else. Unfortunately, commerce does not stop on holidays and many deliveries still have to be made. For this reason, many truck drivers speed during holiday deliveries to finish faster and get home. Other drivers speed because they may receive bonuses for completing more deliveries than usual on holidays. However, such speeding is dangerous and can cause serious accidents.
Additionally, many truck drivers decide to both drive and celebrate holidays. If a truck driver drinks alcohol at a holiday party and then decides to get behind the wheel of his truck, he puts all other motorists in danger of serious accidents. Even if a truck driver does not have holiday celebrations to attend, he may still choose to drink because he is lonely on a holiday. As a result, DUI accidents may occur and cause devastating injuries.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Dangerous driving practices such as speeding and DUI all have a high risk of accidents and injuries. Every commercial truck driver should know better than to engage in such behaviors at any time, but especially around holidays when many other people are on the highways. If you have been injured in a truck accident due to a negligent or dangerous driver, an experienced truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you receive full and just compensation for all of your injuries. Call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation.