Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman Articles The Dangers Of Truck Accidents

The Dangers Of Truck Accidents

By Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman   Oct. 14, 2010 9:30a

The open road can be a dangerous place. Small passenger vehicles share the road with large, commercial vehicles such as eighteen-wheelers every day. Regular people are faced with maneuvering around commercial trucks on both the fast paced highways and rural two lane roads alike. Most people have been in a situation at some point in their life where they have been intimidated by the "monsters" on the road, however sharing the road with such beasts is a normal way of life. When a passenger vehicle collides with an eighteen-wheeler commercial vehicle, tragedy ensues.

Dangers on the Road

There are certain inherent dangers that go along with commercial vehicles. Size, weight, blind spots and an inability to stop quickly are a few commonly known potential hazards. Many drivers of passenger vehicles are aware of these typical dangers and make adjustments in their driving in order to accommodate them. Think of a time that you moved out of an eighteen-wheeler's blind spot or moved out of a spot directly in front of one in order to avoid the chances of a collision. Even when the drivers of such passenger vehicles take all precautions in order to avoid a collision with a commercial vehicle, they cannot control everything or everyone on the road.

Driver fatigue is the number one cause of truck driver errors on the road, not alcohol. A few other factors which contribute to trucking accidents are inadequate training for safety and defense driving and unsafe compensation plans that encourage faster driving and longer distances traveled. Trucking companies sometimes place unrealistic expectations on truckers that encourage them to travel longer distances in shorter periods of time. All can amount to deadly combinations for the people in passenger vehicles that are forced to share the road with such giants.

Victim's Rights

If you or someone you know has been a victim in a truck accident in Detroit or surrounding areas, a Michigan truck accident attorney can advise you of your legal rights. You do not deserve to suffer just because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. At the Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman we have knowledge of how the complex insurance tiers work. We have worked with all aspects of truck accident claims and have the tools needed in order to give you the best possible chances of a successful outcome. We take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis; which means if we don't get you a settlement, we don't get paid.

Contact a Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer for a free consultation today.

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