Distracted Truck Driving
Big Rig Collisions and Injuries Caused by Negligence
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of commercial vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents often have devastating results, with innocent victims sustaining catastrophic or fatal injuries. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, our Savannah truck accident lawyers believe that distracted, negligent truck drivers should be held legally liable for the harm and damages they cause.
Since 2006, our firm has been representing victims of all types of truck accidents, including those caused by distracted truck drivers. We conduct exhaustive investigations into these claims in order to determine what happened and who is liable. Our attorneys know how to determine if a truck driver was texting while driving, eating behind the wheel, or was otherwise distracted and if this was what led to the crash. From there, we are able to aggressively pursue full, fair compensation on behalf of our clients.
We offer free initial consultations and there are no fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict in your case. Contact us today at (912) 809-5335 to get started.
Cell Phone Use Is Not the Only Type of Truck Driver Distraction
While texting and/or using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common forms of truck driver distraction, it is not the only one. In fact, there are numerous things that can distract a truck driver.
Driving distractions generally come in three forms:
- Visual Distractions: Anything that diverts the driver’s eyes away from the road
- Manual Distractions: Anything that causes the driver to remove his/her hands from the steering wheel
- Cognitive Distractions: Anything that takes the driver’s attention/thinking away from driving
Texting while driving is extremely dangerous because it involves all three forms of distractions, but other distractions can be equally dangerous.
Other common truck driver distractions aside from texting while driving include:
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Answering or making a phone call
- Using the truck’s radio communicator
- Using a dispatch device
- Sending or receiving emails and other communications
- Checking a GPS or mapping device
- Adjusting the radio/music
- Looking at billboards, buildings, people, and other things along the road
- Reaching down for something that fell in the cab of the truck
- Reading or writing notes
- Using paper maps
When truck drivers are distracted, they may fail to notice changing road/traffic conditions, including stopped vehicles ahead of them. They may have to brake suddenly or swerve to avoid a collision. These and other unsafe behaviors caused by distracted driving can lead to serious crashes.
Injured by a Distracted Truck Driver? We Can Help.
If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, it is not unlikely that truck driver distraction played a role in the collision. We encourage you to reach out to our Savannah truck accident attorneys to learn more about how we can help you seek the full recovery you are owed for your current and future damages. Our team understands the immense impact these accidents have, which is why we aggressively pursue every possible avenue of compensation. Our attorneys will investigate your case to determine who is liable for your losses. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are ready to fight tirelessly for you.
Call us today at (912) 809-5335 or submit an online contact form to get started with a free initial consultation.
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