Avoiding Truck Accidents
Eighteen wheeler accidents can be much more dangerous than those which only involve passenger vehicles because of their size. A large commercial truck can be up to 75 feet long and may weigh nearly 40 tons when fully loaded. When truck drivers act negligently, they needlessly endanger the welfare of other motorists. As the driver of a smaller vehicle, it is important that you take precautions to avoid truck accidents whenever possible.
If you have been hurt in a commercial truck accident caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence, we can help you to seek financial compensation for related damages. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
How to Drive Safely Around Trucks
Commercial trucks are involved in close to half a million accidents every year across the United States. These accidents cause thousands of fatalities, and in many cases they could have been prevented altogether through the adherence to safety protocols. The following, however, are steps that you can take to protect yourself on the roadway:
- Do not follow too closely behind 18-wheelers
- At night, be sure to slow down so you have more time to react
- Stay out of no-zones or blind spots
- Give yourself plenty of room when changing lanes in front of an 18-wheeler
The unfortunate reality of the situation on the roadway is that, no matter how careful you may be in your driving, you are still at the mercy of others. If a trucker’s negligent operation of an eighteen wheeler has caused you harm, we can help. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.