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 for tragedy.
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 than 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 large semi-trucks.
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.
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