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As a driver, you are aware of the many dangers you face on the road. One of the worst dangers you encounter is the recklessness of other drivers, which is even worse if the other vehicle is a commercial truck due to its superior weight.
Unsafe lane changes by commercial trucks are a leading cause of accidents on the roads, and you can easily become a victim. If you are severely injured due to a truck driver's aggressive or unsafe lane changing, you may be able to make a claim against them with the help of a truck accident attorney and recover damages for your loss.
How to Know a Truck Driver Made an Unsafe Lane Change
Most truck drivers work tight shifts which require them to drive with haste and often without sufficient rest, which could lead them to drive recklessly and put other motorists at risk. However, truck drivers are required by law to do their part to ensure the safety of others on the road despite their deadlines, and they are required to be rigorously trained and tested before they can receive a commercial truck driver's license.
This training helps them learn how to keep a safe distance from other vehicles, check for blind spots—which are larger on trucks than on smaller cars, and know how to safely change lanes. Unfortunately, they do not always follow the rules.
Truck drivers who fail to signal while changing lanes or recklessly change lanes at high speed are guilty of breaking traffic law and endangering your safety on the road. Truck drivers also tend to get distracted by talking on the phone, or dose off due to fatigue of drug use, which leads to devastating accidents.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Make a Difference
If you are a victim of a life-changing accident caused by a negligent truck driver weaving recklessly between lanes, you should contact a truck accident lawyer to help you make a claim against them.
Truck accident cases are usually complex and may involve more than one at-fault party including the driver and trucking company, so your lawyer can help investigate the cause of the crash and help you build a strong claim.
Truck accident lawyers analyze the circumstances surrounding the crash and the actions of the driver to prove that he was liable for the crash and any injuries or loss you suffered, and they usually collect evidence to help you prove that the driver violated traffic laws by making unsafe lane changes so as to help you collect compensation.Share