At any given time there are more than eleven million trucks operating in the United States. There is a stereotype that truck drivers are overworked and tired, and that stereotype is unfortunately backed up by data. Just in 2016, NHTSA reported over 475,000 truck accidents involving large trucks; human error accounted for just over 90 percent of the accidents in the study. A Harvard study once claimed that 25 percent of all drivers reported having dozed off at the wheel, while 50 percent of truck drivers reported having dozed off in the same study, meaning truck drivers doze off twice as often as regular drivers while they drive down endless roads trying to make ends meet.
Truck drivers and the companies they work for have an obligation to keep the road as safe as they found it. Trucks can weigh anywhere between 20-30 times more than the average car. On the open highway, there aren’t a lot of things that can do more damage than a negligent truck driver, even when you consider car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bus accidents.
If you have been hurt or injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer working on your truck accident lawsuit. Negligent drivers, the companies they work for, and the insurance companies they hire will fight to keep their money where it is, utilizing legal representation, so make sure a well-practiced New Hampshire or Massachusetts truck accident lawyer is on your side.
Truck drivers can have a higher rate of driver negligence than the average non-professional driver because they are typically held to very strict mileage goals set by their companies. However, occasionally truck accidents occur because of maintenance negligence. Trucks can be driven thousands of miles in one week, and they need to be cared for appropriately. When truck companies fail to maintain their equipment, or the truck manufacturer fails to catch an equipment failure, the situation becomes dangerous for everyone. When a truck driver gets behind the wheel and then drives negligently, they are responsible for any damages they cause. However, some types of truck accidents are more common than others. In the state of New Hampshire, common causes of truck accidents include but are not limited to:
The causes of a truck accident can be highly debatable. After all, how are you supposed to know how tired the driver was, how many hours he had been driving, or if the company had properly trained this truck driver? That’s where finding experienced legal representation comes in. At Buckley Law Offices, we specialize in truck accidents, and we’ve done this before. Let us help you by scheduling a free consultation with us at your earliest convenience.
If the cause of an accident can vary greatly, so can the type. Here are common types of truck accidents we see in New Hampshire:
Truck accidents and the damages they cause can be exhausting to truck accident victims and survivors. The best thing someone in this position can do is ensure their legal needs are being taken care of by an experienced truck accident lawyer who can defend their rights and protect their assets.
If you were involved in a truck accident caused by the negligence of another individual and have suffered injuries, we encourage you to consult with our Law Offices. Take legal action and seek compensation as soon as possible, as your time is limited to do this in the state of New Hampshire. Speak with our attorney at your earliest convenience to get the process started.
In New Hampshire, the leading causes of vehicle accidents remain unchanged every year. According to New Hampshire State Police, approximately 75% of vehicle accidents are caused by at least one driver’s intoxication, distraction, or excessive speeding.
Have you lost a loved one or have you been injured in a truck accident? You may be entitled to monetary compensation for things such as:
over 30 years of experience, Buckley Law Offices has an understanding of what your case requires and how best to handle the specifics of a personal injury claim. Our lawyer will conduct all of the legal proceedings and file all the necessary legal paperwork on your behalf, while you relax. Call today for a free case evaluation.