Truck Driver Error or Negligence

Truck Driver Error or Negligence

Large semi-trailer trucks have a commanding presence on the road. Most drivers take extra care around these large vehicles because they understand how devastating an accident with a truck could be. A single truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, or 40 times the weight of an average passenger vehicle.

Truck drivers have a responsibility to control their vehicles and to exercise caution at all times to help avoid causing an accident. When a truck driver acts in a way that puts other drivers at risk, he or she may be held liable for any injuries or damages that result. To find out more about your legal rights and options as a wrongfully injured victim, contact us today at 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE).

Types of Truck Driver Negligence

Any avoidable driver error that causes an accident can be considered an act of negligence. Some common actions that could lead to a serious 18-wheeler crash include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Failure to signal or use headlights
  • Driving recklessly or speeding

Any of these errors could cause an unsuspecting motorist to be involved in a truck accident. Because of their sheer size and momentum, semi-trailer trucks are capable of causing devastating collisions that could result in serious injuries, disability, or even death.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost income, recovery expenses, pain and suffering, and other accident-related costs.  You should consult with an attorney knowledgeable about truck accidents before you enter into any auto accident settlement with an experienced accident insurance adjuster.

Contact Truck Accident Attorneys

The Florida truck accident lawyers of the Moye Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to fight on your behalf for the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your legal rights and options as an injury victim, contact us today at 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE).