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Tractor Trailer Accidents Can Be Prevented
Many cases involving tractor trailers and large trucks are caused by such things as driver fatigue, excessive speed and inattention to road conditions. Others causes have been the result of a company’s improper hiring and inadequate training of drivers. Tractor trailer drivers operate extremely large vehicles that have the capability to cause a great deal of harm to others on the highways. Drivers, as well as the companies that employ them, have to follow regulations that other drivers don’t have to follow. As a result, commercial drivers receive training that the rest of the general public does not have. Therefore, commercial drivers have a greater obligation to safety than other drivers on the highways throughout the country.
Establishing fault in an accident when a truck driver runs a red light or rear-ends a vehicle that is legally stopped isn’t all that difficult in most cases. But difficult issues can be involved even in those cases. It may be necessary to find out exactly why the driver wasn’t operating the vehicle responsibly and safely. The trucking company’s conduct, when it comes to the hiring and training of drivers, can also be involved. Many trucking accidents can be avoided, saving many lives simply by having a trained commercial driver behind the wheel of 18-wheelers on the road.
If you need more information on any aspect of truck litigation, contact Caputo and Mariotti today.