Dealing With Injuries Due To A large Truck Accident?

Semi-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs and other large trucks are an essential and vital part of American commerce. They transport most items in the United States and are constantly traveling the highways of Kentucky and Indiana. Large commercial trucks also account for many serious injuries and traffic deaths in the Henderson and Evansville area.

Trucking companies are required to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations concerning their equipment and their drivers' hours of service. Commercial trucking companies impose difficult delivery schedules on their drivers to increase profits. Unfortunately, this causes operators to drive long hours in order to meet deadlines, which can lead to wrecks.

How To Avoid Truck Accidents

Being aware on the road is always your best defense against any sort of traffic accident. We never want to see our friends and neighbors get injured, but we are here to represent you if an accident occurs. Drivers of both passenger vehicles and commercial trucks have a part in avoiding accidents.

Drivers of passenger vehicles should:

  • Avoid truckers' blind zones
  • Avoid changing lanes abruptly
  • Pass in a safe manner
  • Avoid driving between trucks

Commercial truck drivers should:

  • Have proper training and driving technique
  • Avoid unrealistic schedules
  • Avoid compensation systems that encourage faster driving

These are just a few of the things drivers of both cars and large trucks should be aware of on the road. Safe driving practices can help make all the difference.

Get The Settlement You Deserve

Because cars are not built to withstand the impact of a truck, truck accidents often result in very severe or fatal injuries. If you or someone you love has been badly injured or has died in a Kentucky or Indiana truck accident, Curt Hamilton Injury Law can help. Call us at 270-844-8205 or email us.