When big rigs are involved in accidents, it is not a question of whether victims are injured, but rather how seriously they have been injured. Unfortunately, when a big rig weighing over 30,000 pounds collides with a passenger vehicle weighing 4,000 pounds, it’s easy to see why victims suffer broken bones, severe head trauma, back injuries, and even paralysis. Even worse, many of the reasons these accidents take place involve driver negligence and carelessness. If you are the victim of a big rig accident, call us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.
Driving Too Fast
Since truckers face tight deadlines to make deliveries, they often disregard posted speed limits and are thus going much faster than the law allows when involved in crashes. Needless to say, the excessive speed makes the big rig even more deadly on the road. If you were hit by a big rig that ignored speed limits, hold the driver accountable by hiring us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.
Falling Asleep at the Wheel
While there are federal regulations as to how long truck drivers can be on the road before they must stop and rest, this means little to drivers and trucking companies. In many cases, truck drivers involved in accidents fell asleep behind the wheel, resulting in the truck veering into traffic lanes, running stop signs, and other situations that lead to catastrophic accidents and injuries to innocent victims.
For trucking companies and their drivers, time is money. As a result, they often overlook many maintenance issues with the trucks in order to keep them on the road. However, when a faulty tire explodes or worn-out brakes fail, serious accidents take place.
Texting and Talking on Cellphone
Just like many other drivers on the road, it is common for big rig drivers to talk and text on their cellphones while driving down the highway. Yet once they take their eyes off the road for only an instant, disaster strikes.
To gain compensation for medical bills and other damages after being injured by a big rig, contact Gary Phillips Accident Law today.