Professional truck drivers are held to a higher standard of care than non-commercial drivers who drive non-commercial cars and trucks. Professional truck drivers must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License under the rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These drivers must obtain specialized training and must be able to pass the tests indicating proficiency Drivers are trained to identify what trucker negligence is.
Trucker negligence is the cause of many truck accidents that result in crashes, injuries and death. There are various forms of trucker negligence, including, but not limited to, the following:
Astounding fact: “Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent – at 55 mph – of driving the length of an entire football field, blind.” Source: Distraction.gov
Many tasks are considered “normal” to commercial and non-commercial drivers, but they are all potentially dangerous and can lead to accidents because the driver’s full attention is not on driving. They include, but are not limited to the following:
If you were involved in an accident with a truck driver who appeared to be engaged in negligent conduct it is advisable to consult with an attorney to preserve your rights to future compensation, such as medical expenses, future rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage and more. At The Law Office of Paul W. VanDerwerken, our accident reconstruction experts and investigators will conduct a thorough examination of the accident with the goal of determining whether the driver was indeed involved in a form of negligent conduct that caused the accident.
Attorney VanDerwerken has been practicing law for more than 25 years and has negotiated more than 2000 car accident settlement agreements and has taken more than 125 cases to a successful court verdict. Attorney VanDerwerken provides personalized attention and is accessible 24 hours per day. He serves clients in and around the Las Vegas area, including North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump, Overton and elsewhere throughout the state. He is also a member of the Nevada, New York and Colorado Bars. You may schedule your free case review by calling 702-385-5050.