Many drivers, even those with plenty of experience behind the wheel, get nervous when they have to operate their vehicle around a massive semi truck. Unfortunately, sometimes this nervousness is justified. 18-wheelers are extremely large and, if the driver of the truck behaves negligently, can easily cause serious accidents that can result in serious injuries and even death.
To discuss receiving compensation for injuries suffered in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Dangers Posed By Semi Trucks
Though a negligent truck driver may be responsible for causing an accident even if you are doing your best to stay safe on the road, these tips can help you avoid being in a dangerous wreck:
- Semi trucks have large blind spots. Do not follow them too closely or drive along side of them for extended periods of time.
- Do not change lanes too closely in front of an 18 wheeler. They are heavy and take longer to slow down.
- Large trucks make wide turns. Give them extra room when they are in a turning lane.
- Do not make aggressive maneuvers around large trucks. They are less nimble than smaller vehicles and cannot react quickly.
When a truck driver is behind the wheel of a large, heavy, and powerful vehicle, they have a responsibility to protect the safety of other motorists on the road. When they shrug this responsibility and drive aggressively or become distracted behind the wheel, they put those around them at great risk, and should be held accountable for their actions.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent 18-wheeler driver, you may be eligible for compensation. To discuss your case, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.