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St. Louis Truck Driver Negligence Attorney

Trucker Negligence

Unsafe road conditions. Defective parts. Freak accidents. Drivers who don’t know how to share the road. In many truck collisions, the truck driver is not to blame. However, truck driver negligence is often a serious contributor to crashes. And with over 5,000 people dying in truck accidents every year, it’s important to understand truck driver negligence and its potentially devastating effects.

Overloaded Trucks

Truck driver negligence can take place at any stage of truck driving, from loading and attaching the trailer to actually driving on the road. Because of the staggering size of these vehicles, proper operation is vital. A simple failure to brake or misuse of the steering wheel can cause the gigantic vehicle to swerve, tip, overturn or crash into another vehicle. And because trucks are so large, reaction times need to be even faster than when operating a standard-sized vehicle.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a common form of truck driver negligence. Examples of reckless driving include failure to signal, rapid or risky lane shifting, speeding, and tailgating (driving too close to other cars). Each of these forms of reckless driving can lead to injury, significant property damage, and even death.

When truck drivers ignore or fail to follow company guidelines and state and federal laws, they also behave negligently and put others at risk. Examples of such failures include ignoring time limits for driving, which can lead to fatigue and decreased reaction speed, and the use of drugs or narcotics that impair judgment and reaction times.

Distracted Driving

Recent studies have shown that a distracted driver is just as dangerous as a drunk one; truck drivers who text message, eat, drink, use the phone, or get distracted by landmarks or the radio can endanger their own lives and the lives of others.

An investigation into potential trucker negligence is an essential part of any inquiry. Make sure your interests are protected – seek justice from negligent drivers. If you’ve been injured in a collision, contact a St. Louis truck driver negligence accident lawyer at Page Law. We are experienced in obtaining justice for personal injury victims and have the time, resources, and specialized knowledge necessary to fight and win your case. Interested in a free consultation? Call today for more information.

Because of the serious nature of truck accidents and the destruction of evidence that goes on, Page Law can be reached toll free, 24 hours a day at (314) 322-8515 or by email at john@pagelaw.com.

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