A truck driver making an improper or erratic lane change can put nearby motorists in at high risk for a potentially devastating truck accident. Motorists injured in collisions caused by a truck driver’s lack of care when changing lanes may be left with traumatic injuries that call for substantial medical attention. These injured individuals may be entitled to take legal action against the truck driver at fault to cover the unexpected expenses associated with their medical treatment and recovery.
Truck drivers should know how to operate their 18-wheelers and semi trucks safely, including how to properly prepare for a lane change when necessary. If a truck driver acts recklessly, the individual is a danger to himself or herself as well as everyone else on the road. Common forms of improper and erratic lane changes include:
These driving behaviors are dangerous and may threaten the well-being of other motorists. If a truck driver causes a collision because of his or her lane changing habits, the person may be held accountable for his or her actions through a truck accident lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by a truck driver’s improper or erratic lane changes, there may be legal options available to pursue compensation for costs associated with these injuries. This process may seem daunting, but a legal adviser can help you better understand your options. For more information, please fill out the contact form at the top of this page.