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Improper Passing

When truck drivers fail to follow traffic laws or make safe decisions on the road, they may cause serious collisions due to thoughtless errors such as improper passing. Even in situations when truck drivers are permitted to pass on a highway, they should take into account the situation and other vehicles around them and adjust their driving accordingly. A negligent truck driver who causes an accident due to improper passing may be held accountable for his or her dangerous mistakes.

Truck Accidents Caused by Improper Passing

Truck drivers may be limited in passing other vehicles due to both legal and practical constraints, and it’s a driver’s responsibility to recognize these limits and act accordingly. Failure to do so can put other motorists at risk of serious truck accidents. The following may be considered improper passing and may be grounds for legal action:

  • Passing in a no-passing zone
  • Passing with limited visibility on a two-lane road
  • Passing without checking blind spots
  • Passing without using turn signals
  • Passing in an intersection
  • Passing in a construction zone

Truck accident victims may be entitled to pursue legal action against the negligent driver at fault for their injuries. If successful, these lawsuits can help an injured person secure compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and even wages lost during recovery.

Learn More about Improper Passing Accidents

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a truck accident caused by a driver who didn’t pass legally or safely, there may be legal options available to pursue compensation for the costs associated with your injuries. To learn more about these options and what kinds of rights you hold, please fill out the contact form at the top of this page.