Distracted Truck Drivers
Distracted 18 wheeler and commercial vehicle drivers cause countless accidents.
Truck Drivers Are More Likely To Cause Accidents When Distracted
A distracted truck or commercial vehicle driver is much more likely to cause an accident than a person behind the wheel of an ordinary vehicle–for several reasons.
First of all, truck drivers are under extraordinary pressure to complete their jobs quickly. They are overworked, underpaid, and exhausted. This makes them susceptible to accidents to begin with, but even more so when they become distracted.
Second, the operation of a truck or commercial vehicle is much more difficult than an ordinary vehicle. This means it is critical that truck and commercial vehicle drivers pay close attention at all times.
Third, truck drivers and commercial drivers are often unfamiliar with their routes, a situation that is made worse when the driver is not paying proper attention.
Types of Truck Driver Distractions
Truck drivers can be distracted for several reasons, including:
- Texting – although motor carriers are required to prohibit texting while driving, truckers will often do so during their long driving stretches, which can distract the truck driver and cause accidents.
- Cell Phones – Relatively recent rules ban truckers from holding, dialing, or reaching for cellular phones while driving.
- Operating CB radios
- Operating electronic systems including CD players, radio, and navigation and GPS systems
- Eating or drinking while driving
M&S Assist Victims Of Truck And Commercial Vehicle Accidents
The Texas truck accident attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard can help you evaluate whether the 18-wheeler truck or commercial vehicle driver involved in your accident was distracted. They have the skills and experience to help you and your family secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your options. Your consultation will be kept secret, and it does not obligate you to hire our law firm or file a claim.