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Dangers of Truck Turning Accidents

The presence of a semi-truck on the road can instill fear in drivers due to their sheer size in comparison to most other vehicles on the road. One of the most common reasons that 18-wheelers cause accidents is through improper turning. Due to the size and lack of visibility of a truck, turning can be a precarious process for a driver. For example, making a right-hand turn with a truck may require the use of two lanes rather than just one. When a negligent truck driver maneuvers a truck in a dangerous manner, the driver puts you and your loves ones at risk of damages and injury.

Types of Improper Turning

Like other vehicles, there are several improper and illegal turning methods that may result in injury. If you believe that your accident was caused due to the improper turning of a truck driver, contact a truck accident lawyer. The following are negligent and dangerous turning behaviors for a truck driver:

  • Failure to use turn signal
  • Use of more than one lane to turn
  • Improper use of turning signals
  • Erratic turning
  • Failure to obey traffic laws while turning

Injuries associated with truck accidents are severe and may result in expensive hospital bills and lost wages during recovery. The mission of the attorneys at Williams Hart is to help find you the compensation and peace of mind that you need after a truck accident.

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know was involved in a truck driving accident due to the failure of a driver to properly control his or her vehicle, please contact the truck accident lawyers at Williams Hart. You may be entitled to compensation for any injuries or related damages you sustained from your accident. Please fill out the contact form on this page for more information about how we can help you.