Truck drivers may be operating these vehicles as part of their job to move materials from one place to another. When they are doing this job, they may have certain guidelines to follow in order to perform their job appropriately. These drivers need to make sure they do not drive past a limited amount of hours for the day and the week. This is enforced to make sure they are not driving too much. Otherwise, they can become too tired while driving and fall asleep at the wheel. Their hours driving are limited and monitored to make sure they are getting enough rest.
The trucks that these drivers operate are bigger in size than a normal passenger car. Due to their increased size, they have blind spots. This blind spots make it hard for the drivers to see everything that is surrounding them. This can contribute to a motor vehicle accident. The size of a truck also contributes to a heavier weight. This is significant since it can affect their speed and the time it takes for them to come to a complete stop. These trucks need more time and space to make a complete stop. If they are speeding and have to stop in a short amount of space, they may wind up hitting a car in front of them, creating an accident and possible injuries as a result. They must make sure to follow the speed limits and give themselves enough space to be able to stop in time to miss hitting another vehicle. Trucks are heavy in weight and drivers need to calculate enough time to stop so that they do not hit another vehicle and put those riders in danger of getting injured.
If you are the victim of an accident with a truck, you may wish to seek damages in compensation for your injuries. This can lead you to acquire economic and non-economic damages. With this compensation, you can provide money for your medical bills and for emotional turmoil that has occurred as a result of the accident. By getting this damages from a lawsuit, it can benefit you after an accident.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.