Dangerous and Common Trucking Industry Practices

Have you been in an accident with a truck driver? Do you think some negligence from the truck driver or their company was involved? After an accident, you need qualified representation on your side. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.  is here to help you during this difficult time.

Unsafe Driving Practices That Trucking Companies Pressure Their Drivers Into and Ways That They Cause Accidents

Dangerous and Common Trucking Industry PracticesAlthough the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets out clear rules to ensure the safety of truckers and others on the road, trucking companies pressure their drivers into unsafe driving practices, leading to accidents on the road. Unsafe driving practices include:

Over-scheduling

Trucking companies often require their drivers to drive hundreds of miles each day, over long hours. This leads to driver fatigue, increasing the likelihood of a lack of focus and accidents.

Driver Error

Truck drivers are often at fault for causing accidents in Colorado. If a trucker disobeys relevant laws such as speeding, texting while driving, and drunk driving, they put others on the road at risk of an accident. For instance, if a trucker is behind schedule or needs to reach a destination before they are able to sleep, they may speed to arrive earlier or on time.

Improper Maintenance

Heavy duty trucks, including 18 wheelers, require thorough maintenance to ensure their safety on the road. If a mechanic does a poor job or the trucking company fails to ensure that proper care and maintenance is undertaken, this can lead to serious accidents and in some cases, fatalities. For instance, simple maintenance measures such as checking tire pressures, and brake pads can prevent many crashes.

How You Can Collect Evidence and Pursue Compensation

As a truck accident victim, it is essential that you collect as much information and evidence as possible to prove what occurred. This is because you’re responsible for proving someone else’s negligence has caused your accident.

If proof is absent, a trucking company could deny your claim. Trucks also have certain technology such as black boxes that track their data. By hiring a lawyer to investigate a trucking accident, you can ensure you have the evidence you need to make your claim and receive full and fair compensation.

How We Can Help

Navigating a truck accident when you’re a victim can be tricky. Depending on the evidence and the type of negligence shown by the truck driver and trucking company, you’ll be able to receive compensation.

It is crucial to get an experienced Colorado Springs truck accident attorney on your side throughout the whole process, so you can get the support and help you need. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has years of experience dealing with truck accidents. Get in touch today at (719) 401-0585.

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