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Reckless Driving

We rightly expect drivers of commercial vehicles to exercise extreme caution and responsibility when they operate their vehicles. Unfortunately, truck drivers don’t always exercise this responsibility behind the wheel and, instead, engage in reckless actions while driving. While any reckless driving accident can cause serious damage and harm to those involved in the accidents, truck accidents caused by reckless driving have the potential to cause even greater damage to victims due to their immense size and weight.

When a truck driver is guilty of acting recklessly, resulting in a debilitating accident, he or she can be held liable through a personal injury claim. In fact, through these claims, victims are able to get the compensation and help they need while recovering from the injuries and losses they sustain in an accident.

Examples of Truck-Related Reckless Driving

There are many ways in which a truck driver can be considered to act recklessly while driving, including:

  • Not using turn signals
  • Suddenly slamming on the brakes
  • Refusing to check “no zones” or blind spots before moving
  • Aggressively tailgating
  • Using excessive speeds

Should a truck driver commit these or other reckless driving acts, he or she could be held responsible for the repercussions.

Get Help Today

You may initially think that there is nothing you can do when a large 18-wheeler vehicle hits your vehicle, causing you injury and/or financial damage. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. At the very least, you can explore your legal options after an accident by talking with a knowledgeable legal representative. Simply fill out the contact form on this page to get in touch with someone who can help you evaluate your legal situation and take the appropriate steps toward recovery.