Passenger car drivers share the road with thousands of commercial vehicles on our nation’s highways and interstates. Many drivers are unaware that large commercial vehicles including eighteen-wheelers and freight carriers can present additional safety risks to passenger cars. The Delaware trucking lawyers of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP believe that it is important for all drivers to be aware of the unique risks presented by commercial vehicles.
Although most commercial truck drivers are skilled and prudent drivers, there are certain unsafe driving practices that can result in fatal truck accidents. The size and weight of commercial vehicles often contribute to traffic accidents. Inadequate commercial driver training can lead to faulty driving techniques and risky defensive driving behavior. Faulty compensation systems and unrealistic driving schedules encourage faster speeds and longer times on the road. All of the factors can cause a commercial trucking accident
Many passengers car drivers fail to practice safe driving practices around commercial vehicles. Passenger car drivers must remain aware that commercial vehicle drivers often have more limited abilities to accelerate, brake or see other cars. With this in mind, passenger car drivers always should avoid driving in the “no-zones” behind and beside a commercial truck where visibility often is obscured.
Other problematic driving behaviors that can cause a commercial truck accident include abrupt lane changes, passing a truck that is making a right turn on the truck’s right hand side, making left turns in front of accelerating trucks, improperly merging into another lane of traffic, driving between two large trucks and pulling too quickly into traffic in front of a moving commercial vehicle.
Tractor-trailer accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and death to the involved parties. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, our dedicated Delaware accident lawyers understand that the stress of dealing with the aftermath of trucking collision can be overwhelming. We work with injured individuals and their families during this difficult time to help them obtain the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled.
Our experienced Delaware accident attorneys have assisted trucking accident victims and their families obtain substantial recoveries to cover the costs of past and future medical treatment, lost wages, loss of future earnings and damages for pain and suffering. Our trucking accident lawyers have offices conveniently located in Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to serve clients throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania. To schedule your free confidential consultation, call us today at (302)-295-5050,toll free at (800) 300-0909 or contact us online