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Dangers of Reckless Truck Driving

Drivers of 18-wheelers have an enormous responsibility to drive safely when they are behind the wheel. When a large truck is involved in an accident, what would have been a simple fender-bender between smaller personal vehicles can turn into a serious accident. Unfortunately, many truck drivers disregard their responsibilities and put the safety of other drivers at risk. Whether they drive recklessly or drive under the influence, the likelihood of a dangerous accident increases. These accidents can leave unsuspecting victims with not only physical trauma and enormous medical bills, but emotional turmoil as well.

Examples of Reckless Truck Driving

Many individuals do not know what qualifies as reckless driving and therefore do not know they can receive compensation for their accident. Some common examples of reckless driving include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Running stop signs, red lights, or ignoring any traffic signal or sign
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to check “no zones” or blind spots
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving including being on a cell phone

While these are the most common examples, there are many other instances that can qualify as reckless driving. Reckless driving becomes even more serious when the driver of an 18-wheeler performs any of these actions due to the sheer size of such vehicles. Oftentimes, these severe accidents are preventable if the driver of the truck had not been careless. Accidents such as these can change a victim’s life forever, all because of the negligent actions of a truck driver. It can often be intimidating to take on a truck driver or large company alone after being involved in a reckless driving accident, making the assistance of an experienced lawyer important.

Contact a Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been the victim of a reckless truck driving accident in Texas, our legal team is ready to help you build your case and receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more, fill out the contact form at the top of this page today.