Were You or a Loved One Involved in an Accident with an Aggressive Truck Driver?
Truck drivers sometimes work under stressful conditions, with tight deadlines and quotas to meet. At times this can cause the drivers to push themselves to the limit in order to fulfill trucking company goals or to earn more money. Speeding, driving under the influence, and aggressive driving can all be linked to a stressed driver.
In addition, because of their vehicles’ larger size, some truck drivers may feel they have dominance over other vehicles, including passenger cars. This can cause them to exhibit dangerous driving behaviors, such as reckless driving, unsafe lane changing, not yielding to the right of way, or making a wide right turn.
In order to reduce the potential for an accident caused by an aggressive truck driver, it is advisable to diffuse the situation by allowing the driver to pass, ignoring all gestures, avoiding eye contact, or simply getting out of the driver’s way. If provoked, an incident with an aggressive truck driver can rapidly become more serious, potentially leading to road rage, and even more dangerous outcomes.
What Are My Rights if I’ve Been Involved in an Accident with a Commercial Truck?
An accident with a large, commercial truck can be a terrifying experience. If any sort of driver negligence, including aggressive or careless driving, caused the accident, you may be able to collect damages to help you regain the same quality of life you had before the accident. These can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Any loss of earnings relating to the accident
- Expenses to repair or replace any property damaged in the accident
- Damages for any pain and suffering
- In some cases, punitive damages
Some states have passed laws that penalize aggressive commercial truck drivers. It is important that you know the laws of your state and the federal regulations regarding commercial trucking in order to protect your rights. The experienced truck accident attorneys of Goldberg & Osborne will guide you through the process of gathering evidence, obtaining police and hospital reports, and successfully negotiating or litigating with insurance companies and trucking companies. The issues and laws involved in truck accidents are complicated, and it is important that you do not get caught in legal pitfalls that will reduce or negate your claim.
Let Goldberg and Osborne Help.
Goldberg & Osborne has successfully recovered more than two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) in compensation for our clients. We have more than twenty years of experience in personal injury cases, and our attorneys will work diligently on your behalf.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the actions of an aggressive truck driver, call for your free, no obligation consultation. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 863-3074 or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE.
In addition, we can start your case through telephone and email, and do not require you to visit our office. Best of all, you pay no fees or costs unless you win. At Goldberg & Osborne, we are experienced truck accident attorneys who take pride in our success. Call now and get the help you deserve.