Every day thousands of trucks drive across the roads of America. Tractor-trailers cruise down interstate highways while delivery vans bring packages to the doorsteps of our homes and local businesses. Cement mixing trucks deliver concrete mix to construction sites while tanker trucks deliver the fuel to local service stations.
Trucks are large, powerful vehicles that are built to transport large payloads and arrive to their destinations on time. We share the roads with these trucks with our friends and families, and we want to do so with the assurance that these trucks are operated in a manner that makes our safety a top priority.
Unfortunately, accidents involving large trucks do happen.
Drivers can misjudge distances in emergency circumstances…
Mechanical equipment and safety devices can fail…
In other situations, trucking companies become complacent with safety protocol. Worse yet, proper safety measures may be cut out to save on cost¾or drivers may not be properly trained to use adequate safety measures. In any of these examples, both a trucking company and its drivers may be guilty of negligence when their lack of safety results in serious collisions.
Every day, many are injured or killed because of accidents involving large commercial trucks. Lives are changed forever and families are forced to cope with the consequences.
What Kinds of Truck Accidents Happen On Our Roads?
Truck accidents can occur at any place and at any time. They may involve occupants of other passenger vehicles or pedestrians. They can take place on busy interstates or small rural roads. The types of truck accidents depend upon:
- The type of truck involved in the accident
- The action or inaction of the truck driver in the accident
- Environmental conditions at the time of the accident
- The sequence of events that unfold before, during, and after the crash
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What Causes These Truck Accidents to Happen?
Accidents involving commercial trucks result from two major causes¾human (driver) error and mechanical failure. In some situations, a blended mishap can take place. Even the safest driver cannot manage a payload if the truck’s braking system fails. The blame may fall on the trucking company for failing to properly maintain their trucks.. Perhaps the driver was not properly trained in a “brake failure” procedure, or the brakes were not inspected in required pre-trip inspections.
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Truck Accident Injury Attorneys and Safety Awareness
Goldberg & Osborne is a law firm that helps truck accident injury victims. Our legal team serves clients in Arizona, and we can help people all 50 states through our association of local law firms.
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Goldberg & Osborne subscribes to a philosophy that trucking companies and their drivers should be held accountable for their actions. We believe:
- In a truck driver’s job, safety is first. A truck driver should never be allowed to sacrifice safety for any reason.
- A truck driver’s full attention must always be on the road, without lapses. He must stop driving if he cannot do this.
- A truck driver must anticipate dangerous situations created by environmental conditions or other drivers so the truck driver can avoid an accident.
- A truck driver must maintain a safe following distance, must look where he is going, and must plan ahead, and must drive at a speed safe for conditions.
- An 18-wheeler is likely to cause far more damage than a car.
- An 18-wheeler is one of the most dangerous things on a highway because it can kill and injure the most people.
- The safest person in a wreck involving an 18-wheeler is usually the 18-wheeler’s driver.
- Trucking companies make a profit by putting trucks on the road. Allowing the truck to create a danger zone around it is negligent because the truck company and the driver must fully contain the danger. If they cannot, they must not put the truck on the road.
- A trucking company’s first consideration when hiring drivers must be safety.
- A trucking company’s most important training job is safety.
- A trucking company’s first consideration when deciding whether to keep a driver is to gather the information necessary to see if the driver is safe.
Most responsible trucking companies support this philosophy and adhere proudly to strict safety standards. Still, accidents do happen. When trucking companies do not follow these standards, the l risk of causing a severe accident increases considerably.
No matter what the cause, if you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a commercial truck accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights!
Attorneys Here to Help Injury Victims
Goldberg & Osborne will evaluate your case for free. Our truck accident lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights by gathering all necessary evidence, including police reports, insurance reports, witness statements, and forensic evidence. We can also contact specialists who will provide expert analysis to prove the victims’ claims.
Goldberg & Osborne will represent you without any costs up front. Our firm only gets paid when you win your case! We will evaluate your case free of charge, and we can start your case by phone and email.
Don’t delay! The time to file your claim is limited. Call the truck accident lawyers today!
Goldberg &Osborne can be reached toll-free at (800) 566-0585, or you may submit your accident details on our confidential online case form. Injured in Arizona? Please visit our Arizona truck accident attorney page.