At the Injury Law Firm ®, we know truck accident cases happen for a variety of reasons. The sheer size of a big rig makes it difficult to maneuver. Bad weather and poor visibility also contribute to collisions. But, many truck accidents occur simply because of the truck drivers’ negligence, including the following common causes:
- Careless driving: This includes drivers who may be inexperienced, tired, speeding, driving recklessly or driving in a no-truck zone. Additionally, a careless driver fails to check breaks, reflectors, lights, and maintenance of the semi-truck / 18-wheeler.
- Distracted driving: When truck drivers get on the road, they are in control of a vehicle that is much larger than most. Distractions can include talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, or changing radio stations. Also, trucks now have computers in them that track their progress and give the driver directions and other information. These computers may be useful for trucking companies, but they can be a distraction to truck drivers and cause accidents.
- Fatigued driving: Many truckers carry loads across multiple states, and they are usually trying to meet a deadline. Truckers sometimes drive extra hours when they should be sleeping. Fatigued driving can be just as hazardous as distracted or impaired driving.
- Impaired Driving: A driver who is on supplements to stay awake; recreational or prescription drugs; or has consumed more than the legal blood alcohol limit in the state of Wyoming could be driving impaired. The effects include poor judgment of speed and space, which can result in collisions.
The truck accident lawyer and legal team at the Injury Law Firm ® are prepared to handle your truck accident case. We understand the devastating effects a truck accident injury can have on you and your family. If you were involved in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, give us a call today at (307) 266-LAWS (5297) and speak to our Wyoming truck accident lawyer about your injuries and medical bills, and how your truck accident occurred.