St. Louis Drivers Negligence Attorney Lawyer
Drivers Negligence | Tractor Trailer Negligence | Car Negligence | Personal Injury
Types of Truck Driver Negligence
No matter the cause of the accident, you want just compensation for your losses. In a trucking accident or auto / car accident case, liability comes down to proving fault. In a personal injury case, proving fault and damages is crucial to your recovery. Some common types of driver negligence cases involve:
- Careless and reckless drivers
- Drivers suffering from substance abuse issues
- Over-worked truck drivers
- Truck drivers who are speeding and fail to follow traffic laws
- Rig operators who fail to get the required amount of rest between trips
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Failures to inspect trucks for mechanical defects prior to trips
Truck drivers have a duty to protect you and your family against serious injuries. A semi-truck can weigh in excess of 80,000 lbs. Given the sheer size of these vehicles, it is important for drivers to use care in their operation. There are both careful and careless truck drivers on the road. Most never get into an accident. Drivers who haul more loads because of pressure from trucking companies and their own pocketbooks place your family in harm’s way. Often the demands of the trucking industry require drivers to take on more routes, with less rest time, and heavier loads. All these things spell disaster for an unsuspecting motorist.
To learn how to recover money after a trucking accident caused by driver negligence, Contact Us at The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann in St. Louis, Missouri.