Driving goods throughout the country in a tractor-trailer is an important job, but it can also be a dangerous one. Many truck drivers crisscross the country, traveling long distances and driving long hours. Handling such a large vehicle day in and day out can eventually take its toll on a truck driver’s health and well-being.
The attorneys at the Kambur Law Firm know that some tractor-trailer accidents are a result of a truck driver who was too physically and mentally worn down to safely operate their vehicle. When a truck driver is on the road while experiencing a health issue or simple exhaustion, people travelling in smaller cars, SUVs and other vehicles can end up paying the price.
Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries that can lead to permanent disability and even death. Because of the size mismatch between large commercial trucks and most passenger vehicles, the people in the passenger vehicles are likely to suffer the brunt of the injuries if a collision involves a big rig truck.
Truck companies and their drivers have an obligation to operate their trucks in a safe manner. This means adhering to all federal and state trucking regulations. Likewise, common sense with regard to safety is always imperative. For example, if a driver is feeling sick or too tired to drive, that trucker should get off the road rather than endangering themselves and other people.
Our lawyers are experienced in handling cases where truck drivers or their companies have failed to exercise appropriate judgment when it comes to safety. The truck accidentweb page for our New Orleans-based law firm has some background information about the applicable laws, and how we approach these kinds of cases on behalf of truck accident victims.
Many truckers are properly trained and licensed, and they put safety first when hauling their cargo. In all too many cases, however, a safety lapse leads to a truck accident with terrible consequences.