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Negligent/Dangerous Truck Driving Injury Lawsuits

Every highway and interstate in the country has a large number of commercial trucks on the roadways. While these truck drivers provide a valuable service to our commerce, they can also create dangerous driving conditions when they are negligent in their duties. Large truck accidents killed 4,317 people in 2016 and were responsible for over 100,000 injuries. When a truck accident is caused by negligent or dangerous driving by the truck driver, they may be liable for any damages they cause to others on the roadways.

Most large trucks require a CDL to operate. Anything over 10,000 pounds and other specifications can require a CDL. Operating these large vehicles requires a higher standard of responsibility and knowledge, and it also comes with more liability when an accident occurs. The sheer weight of these vehicles creates a high risk if they are involved in an accident. When a truck driver is irresponsible or negligent, they can endanger anyone else sharing the same roadway and deserve to be held responsible for their actions.

Types of Truck Driver Negligence

When a large truck is involved in an injury accident with another vehicle, pedestrian or anyone outside of their vehicle, an investigation should follow. Accidents, in the true sense, do occur, but if the truck driver was negligent or performing their duties under dangerous conditions, it is possible they and the company they work for could be held liable for injuries. Some types of dangerous activities and negligence that can prove truck driver liability include:

  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Not securing loads properly
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Distracted driving

Like any vehicle accident, an investigation of the circumstances that caused the truck accident is needed. However, truck accidents can be much more complicated when it comes to liability for injuries and damages. It is important to have an experienced truck accident personal injury attorney that can investigate and research the driver, company and insurance coverage to ensure those injured in the accident receive fair compensation for their damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a negligent truck driver accident, contact Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss your legal options.

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