While there are some crash factors that are out of a driver’s control—poorly maintained roadways and brake problems for example—most accidents are caused at least in part by driver error. This is true for those who drive a car and those who make their living driving semi trucks.
Car drivers certainly make mistakes. But when a truck driver makes a mistake, crashing his 18-wheeler into other vehicles, the damage done is usually more severe. Fatalities are more likely when a semi-truck is involved in an accident, as are serious, debilitating injuries.
Truck Driver Mistakes That Lead to Accidents
Truck driver errors that cause accidents in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and across the nation include:
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Prescription drug use
- Feeling pressure from carrier (employer)
- Following too close
- Illegal drugs
- Consumption of alcohol
Every driver should make the safest choices when behind the wheel—no matter what type of vehicle they drive. However, truckers have the added responsibility of keeping safe when behind the wheel, making the best choices, mile after mile, hour after hour.
When they fail to do so, tragedy too often strikes. At Cordisco & Saile, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have witnessed the grief that consumes families of semi truck accident victims. We know the pain and the depth of your loss.
Nothing can bring back your loved one—nothing. But there are ways to ensure that the truck driver and his company are held responsible for their actions. By filing a wrongful death suit, you are not just suing the driver, or his company—you are sending a message. Work harder. Do better. Save lives.
For compassionate legal care you can count on, please call 800.860.5801 and schedule a free, confidential appointment with a Mercer County, NJ attorney who is ready to defend your rights and honor the memory of your lost loved one.