Driving while distracted is a common cause of auto accidents. However, when crashes occur due to the actions of a distracted truck driver, the consequences could be fatal. But what can cause truck drivers to get distracted while driving?
We all know about the dangers that distracted driving poses. But when truck drivers cause accidents because they were distracted, the outcome is usually catastrophic not only for the driver but for pedestrians and other motorists as well.
Plenty of reports and studies have indicated that distracted driving is actually more hazardous than drunk driving or driving under the influence. In automotive accidents, even a single second could mean the difference between avoiding an accident and causing a tragic accident.
The potential risks become even more severe when truckers drive while they’re distracted because of the force and weight of the trucks that they drive. This is why distracted truck driving commonly leads to fatal accidents or very serious accidents resulting in extensive damage and injuries.
While distractions can happen in many different ways, the following are some examples of common distractions for commercial truck drivers:
Due to the many distractions that drivers may face while on the job, accidents are, unfortunately, very common. If you or one of your loved ones have been injured in a truck accident, you’re entitled to fair compensation for all your medical treatments, pain and suffering, and/or property damage. You can schedule a free evaluation of your case with a Spring, TX truck accident lawyer here at Holladay Law Firm, PLLC, by calling us at 866-974-7847 or using our online form.