Truck Driver Error
While any accident has the potential to be devastating, an accident can be even more severe when an 18-wheeler is involved. Due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks, victims of these accidents can be left with life-changing injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable and are caused by the negligence or error of a truck driver. When a truck driver commits these careless acts, innocent drivers on the road can be at serious risk of injury in a collision.
Examples of Truck Driver Negligence
All drivers on the road have a responsibility to drive safely, but drivers of 18-wheelers have an even greater responsibility. Truck drivers can be negligent in a number of ways, including:
- Failure to use Turn Signals
- Aggressive Driving such as Tailgating or Speeding
- Driving with Overweight Load
- Driving during Bad Weather/Adverse Conditions
- Drunk Driving
- Driving while overly fatigued
While not a complete list, these careless actions are some of the most common and severe examples of negligence committed by truck drivers. While a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind after an accident, hiring a lawyer as soon as possible may help you receive the compensations you are entitled to. At Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, our lawyers are dedicated to providing victims the legal advice they need and will work aggressively to defend their rights.
Contact a Lexington Truck Driver Negligence Attorney
If you or a loved was injured in an 18-wheeler accident due to a truck driver error, the Lexington legal team at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC has the experience necessary to help. Call our offices today at 859-788-7600 to learn more.