How Driver Impairment or Distraction Affects Liability in a Truck Accident

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Truck driver negligence is a common cause of commercial truck accidents. When a driver is distracted, fatigued, or otherwise impaired and causes an accident, he should be held liable for the physical and property damages caused.

  • ContentHow Driver Impairment Can Cause Truck Accidents

    Impairment, when coupled with driving, may mean many things. This could be through distractions that cause the driver to lose awareness of the road and goings-on. Another form of impairment is the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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  • ContentHow Truck Driver Impairment Causes Catastrophic Injuries

    When truck drivers are traveling far distances, they often become tired or sleepy. These are only two types of impairment they may exhibit while operating their large trucks. Some may drink while driving, and others may be affected by medical conditions.

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  • ContentDangers of Distracted Driving in Commercial Trucks

    Commercial truckers could cause severe devastation when colliding with other passenger vehicles or when at fault in a multi-vehicle accident. The dangers and risks of injury and death generally increase significantly when the person behind the commercial truck wheel faces various distractions within and outside of the truck.

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  • ContentDistracted Truck Driving and its Risks

    The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.

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  • ContentFatigued Drivers Who Injure Others in Truck Accidents

    Drivers often injure other persons that are on the road. Truckers may cause severe situations where death happens as well as serious harm to passenger vehicle drivers. When someone has been overworked and cannot continue without some sleep or rest, it is these times where a collision has the greatest chances of occurring.

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