A distracted driver poses a threat to not only himself or herself, but to anyone else on the road. This is even truer when the distracted driver is operating an 18-wheeler vehicle. These large trucks have the potential to cause extensive damage to other vehicles if they are involved in an accident, and when a driver is distracted, an accident is only too likely to occur.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, there is a wide variety of distractions that can take a truck driver’s mind and hands off the wheel. And when drivers allow these distractions to take their attention from the road, it can result in a devastating accident.
Like any driver, a truck driver can become distracted by numerous things. Some of the most common distractions that any driver faces behind wheel include:
All of these distractions could, in the blink of an eye, cause a truck driver to be involved in a dangerous car accident–one that might cause you and your loved ones severe harm.
You do not necessarily have to face the consequences of a truck accident on your own. To learn more about your legal rights after a distracted truck driver hit you, fill out the form on this page and someone will soon be in touch.