Wide Turn Truck Accidents
Big trucks come with big responsibilities, and if a driver of a large truck doesn’t take that responsibility seriously, it can result in tragedy. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck which took an unsafe wide turn, contact the Massachusetts-based personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today to get started on the road towards financial compensation to help pay your bills.
Large trucks, like flatbeds, delivery trucks, tractor trailers and semis, require a higher degree of skill to maneuver and operate on the roadways, especially on the winding, tight corners of the Boston Metro Area. The drivers of such rigs must at all times have a heightened sense of awareness both of where there trucks are in space and where other motorists and pedestrians are.Potential Causes of Accidents with Large Trucks
The most complicated operation while driving a big rig is performing a tight turn, as there is a huge turn radius to consider in addition to the length of the vehicle. Some drivers might have to “swing” the truck to the left prior to taking a sharp right turn in order to achieve an angle that is sufficient for making the turn. In these instances, head-on collisions with motorists coming the opposite direction are possible, which can result in serious injuries and may even be fatal, depending on the speed of the vehicle.
Failing to check a blind spot
Sometimes a driver may have to take a turn and not check their blind spot, causing a car riding alongside them to be struck by the trailer of the truck, which may completely demolish or flip the other vehicle, again causing potentially devastating injuries to the other driver.
Driving under the influence/distracted driving
As they are driving potentially deadly, gigantic pieces of machinery, truck drivers must hold themselves to immaculate standards when it comes to keeping themselves focused only on the road. A truck driver who is intoxicated, using recreational drugs or is distracting themselves by using a cell phone or not paying attention to the road is a deadly recipe which can result in tragic injuries to innocent motorists.
Driving while tired
Truck drivers must keep incredibly tight time windows tin order to make deliveries and get paid the highest amount of money. Sometimes these trips can encompass many, many hours of driving and often require driving overnight. As a result of these pressures, many truck drivers become involved in accidents where they doze off momentarily behind the wheel, or get into an accident because their ability to react to things while tired is significantly diminished.
In all of the above situations, the drivers of these trucks are liable for damages if they cause and accident which results in serious injury to you or anybody else. Motor vehicle accidents remain one of the most prevalent ways in which people are killed in the United States, and collisions with large trucks are one of the leading causes of such deaths due to their massive size and damage potential.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have over 50 years of experience helping our clients who have been injured in a variety of accidents. We possess the high level of skill and knowledge required to ensure that you have the best chance at collecting financial compensation to help pay for your medical expenses as a result of the accident, and help pay for bills that you are unable to pay due to missing out on regular paychecks from being unable to work.
We will take all of the anxiety and stress out of being injured, and help you every step of the way. Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 to go over the details of your unique case. We are available 24/7.