Transportation companies, corporate fleet owners, local businesses, utility companies, and cities, counties, and states have a duty to ensure that their truck drivers are driving safely. When they fail to fulfill their duty and you’re injured as a result, they must be held accountable for harming you and negatively impacting your life.
Types of Commercial Trucks
Commercial trucks can be a huge danger to regular drivers because of how big the trucks are. Truck drivers can also be a huge risk because they’re often unable to navigate and drive on roads the same way that regular drivers in regular cars can. In some situations, the height, length, and cargo of trucks create dangers so big that the truck drivers are required to follow special government regulations that regular drivers don’t have to follow. Some types of commercial trucks include:
- Freight trucks
- Package delivery trucks (UPS, Fedex)
- Garbage trucks
- Construction trucks
- Service trucks
- Maintenance and utility trucks
- Buses and shuttles
No matter the type of commercial truck, these truck drivers are often hurrying to make deliveries or get to the next job. This leads to speeding, bobbing and weaving through traffic, tailgating, pulling out into traffic, backing up without paying attention, cutting people off, and other unsafe traffic tactics. Truck drivers who are very tired from driving long hours pay less attention and are slower to react, and even sleepy at the wheel. And regular drivers and pedestrians, like you, pay the price.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Some common injuries resulting from truck accidents include:
- Neck | spine injuries
- Back | spine injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ligament, muscle, and tendon damage
- Ankles injuries
- Other bodily injuries
- Emotional and psychological injuries (flashbacks, anxiety, depression)
Xavier Injury Law is committed to making sure that those who harmed you are held accountable for harming. Injuries are serious. They hurt. They can make you tired, grumpy, and less interested in doing things you used to enjoy doing. They can make you upset with life and the world. Injuries can change how you live. And sometimes injuries and pain can be so bad, it makes some people start thinking about whether they want to continue living. It can change a person. It can change you. Your pain and your injuries are worth something. When you’ve been hurt, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Reach out to us now, so we can help you.