Trucking Accident Lost Driver Attorneys
When a driver is either unfamiliar with the roads or lost completely, he’s not only agitated and uncomfortable, but also distracted by trying to figure out where he is and where he’s trying to go. It’s at this time when the driver’s focuses on navigation rather than the road, that trucking accidents are likely to happen.
According to a Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), almost 22% of trucking accidents are caused by truck drivers who are unfamiliar with where they’re traveling. When truck drivers travel with poorly planned trucking routes, they put both themselves and every other driver on the road in imminent danger.
If either you or a loved one has been injured in any type of trucking accident, 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.
Planning Ahead To Avoid Truck Driver Distraction
Sometimes, strict time constraints cause truck drivers to travel through poorly planned routes. The job requires that they transport cargo on time or else suffer punishment from their employers. Even though regulations limit consecutive driving hours to encourage resting and route planning, some drivers often decide to discard the precautions.
United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Figures
According to DOT statistics, approximately 4,000 people are killed, and over 100,000 people are injured as a result of trucking accidents every year. Combining that figure with the LTCCS’s 22% statistics, it’s clear that poorly planned routes represent the cause of over 22,000 accidents and about 1,000 deaths every year!
The Use of Specific Trucking Navigation Devices
Many truck drivers are required to use GPS units in order to avoid distraction. Rather than evaluating maps and road signs, they simply follow the step-by-step GPS instructions. Furthermore, some GPS units are specifically designed to monitor trucks, by tracking their speed and consecutive hours driven. One main problem with the GPS method, however, is when the unit malfunctions and the driver has no sense of where he is. Now’s he confused, anxious, and completely distracted from the road.
Contact The Doan Law Firm
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.
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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