A growing safety concern nationwide is distracted driving. To make matters
worse, when someone is driving an 80,000 pound semi-truck, distracted
driving isn’t just a something that’s a simple message to
keep your eyes on the road and off your phone. It’s a complete formula
Since truck drivers have to endure long periods of solitude in the small
cab of a truck, it’s no surprise that they will indulge themselves
in a variety of diversions while behind the wheel. But, that’s absolutely
no excuse for ever putting any other motorist at any risk of an accident,
especially when they’re driving a machine that has the capacity
to cause injury and death.
If either you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident due
to a distracted truck driver, the trucking accident personal injury lawyers
at The Doan Law Firm will provide you with the compassion, experience
and resources you need to pursue your rightful compensation.
Our firm provides a free no obligation initial consultation in order for
you not only to have your most pressing questions answered in a no pressure
situation, but also to discover the merits of your case as well as your
best path forward.
If you desire our services, we’ll take your case on a contingency
basis, meaning that you don’t pay any legal costs upfront or throughout
the duration of your case. Instead, we earn our fee only after obtaining
a successful outcome on your trucking claim, through a small percentage
of the settlement we win on your behalf.
In other words, if we fail to obtain a successful outcome on your trucking
claim, you’ll never owe us a dime.
Distracted Driving Trucking Accidents Are Extreme
Distracted driving trucking accidents are a very serious business. Unlike
a lot of other legal firms that connect your call to a non-attorney, whenever
you call The Doan Law Firm, no matter the time of the day or night, you’re
immediately put on the line with an attorney available to consult you
about your case.
Our firm realizes the extreme nature of all trucking accidents, and the
severity of what can happen when a truck driver is driving distracted.
Because of the impact it can have on the victim and the victim’s
family, we like to provide immediate consultations and then go to work
to hold the negligent parties accountable so that you and your family
can receive the compensation you deserve.
Distracted Driving Regulations for Truck Drivers
The federal government recognizes truck driver distraction as a continually
increasingly hazard, which is why the government is taking steps to reduce
this disastrous behavior.
In many states, there are severe penalties for both commercial and regular
truck drivers that use mobile phones while they’re driving. These
laws prohibit drivers from using any handheld device for either phone
use or texting while they’re operating their vehicle and even when
they’re temporarily stopped in traffic.
Despite the other laws, restrictions, fines, and regulations in place,
accidents and fatalities still occur. In fact, the statistics are staggering
and extremely alarming:
- Semi-truck drivers who are texting while they’re operating their
truck are over 23xs more likely to be involved in an accident then a truck
driver that’s paying full attention to the roadway
- Driving while using a dispatching device will increase the odds of being
in a crash 8.9xs
- A truck driver who is driving while looking at a map is 7xs more likely
to be involved in an accident
- A truck driver who is dialing a mobile phone while driving is 5.9xs more
likely to be in an accident
- Truck drivers who are reaching for their mobile phone or other electronic
device are 6.7xs more likely to be in an accident
There are many other types of distractions that can have hazardous consequences
as well, which include:
- Talking To Other Passengers
- Drinking and Eating
- Looking At Manifests, Maps, or Other Materials While Driving
- Grooming or Attending To Other Personal Hygiene Matters
- MP3 Players, Radios and PDAS
This evidence clearly supports the danger of distracted driving. Thus,
demonstrated that a truck driver was driving while distracted and that
this distracted driving contributed to the trucking accident is possibly
enough evidence to establish the truck driver’s negligence.
Hiring a law firm that has the experience and the resources to do this
type of investigation is critical. Gathering evidence of distracted driving
is the single determining factor in whether you can successfully file
a claim against the truck driver, the truck driver’s company and
potentially other parties. In doing so, you hold them accountable (legally
responsible) for your personal property damage and especially for your
injuries and expenses stemming from them now and in the future.
Contact The Doan Law Firm
Unfortunately, distractions on the road exist. We all, however, have a
high expectation for truck drivers to be responsible and pay attention
during their travels. There’s absolutely no excuse for any distracted
behavior of any kind for any driver, especially those that are driving
The Doan Law Firm has both the professional obligation and the financial
resources to investigate your accident and pursue your claim until you’ve
received the maximum possible compensation for your claim. Our firm takes
personal injury claims throughout the country and handles serious trucking
accidents of all types.
There are times that victims may not be fully aware of the full extent
of their injuries and the full extent of the losses they’ve incurred
either now or in the future. Since there are strict statutes of limitations
in many states, it’s imperative that you have specialized legal
counsel on your side immediately after your accident. If your injuries
have left you unable to travel, the lawyers at The Doan Law Firm will
travel to you no matter where you are, whether it’s to your place
of business, your home, or to your hospital room.
Doan’s personal injury lawyers provide the best possible advice after
you’ve sustained any injuries due to any kind of trucking accident.
Please contact us at any time 24/7/365, no matter the time of day or holiday.
Our experienced trucking accident personal injury lawyers are available
to take your call no matter the time of day or holiday at (800) 349-0000.
We look forward to helping you soon.