Truck Accidents | Distracted Truck Driver

Have you been injured in a trucking accident caused by a distracted truck driver? Trucking accidents caused by a distracted truck driver are completely preventable.  In fact, federal regulations are in place prohibiting truck drivers from texting while driving a tractor trailer.  A distracted truck driver is a threat. A threat to you, to your family, and to other drivers on the roads and highways of South Carolina.

Distracted truck drivers are like a ticking time bomb-waiting to explode causing a severe trucking accident that will likely result in catastrophic losses.

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Why are distracted truck drivers a danger to other drivers on the road?

Tractor-trailers are much longer and heavier than normal cars driven by everyday drivers. Because of their weight and length, it takes a tractor trailer much longer to stop or slow down to avoid a traffic accident.

So when a truck driver is distracted and not paying attention it make it almost impossible for a truck driver to take action to avoid an accident. Its difficult enough for tractor-trailer to stop even when the driver is paying attention to what’s going on around him.

A truck driver can become distracted in numerous ways:

  • talking on a radio or cell phone
  • looking down or focusing on what is going on in the cab of the truck
  • texting while driving a tractor trailer

Federal regulations prohibit truck drivers from texting while operating a tractor trailer. Federal regulations also prohibit truck drivers from using a hand held mobile phone. Truck drivers are also prohibited from texting or messaging on a dispatch device given to them by a trucking company.

Its crucial to hire a lawyer very quickly after you have been involved in a trucking accident. Evidence will have to be gathered and preserved, or it may be lost. Cell phone records will need to be obtained. Waiting to hire an attorney will adversely affect your case. If your case is adversely affected, it will harm your ability to make a full financial recovery for the personal injuries that you have sustained in the trucking accident. The Law Offices of Thomas Creech has experience in these types of cases. If you are looking for a Greenville SC truck accident attorney contact us today!

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