Some people think that being a truck driver is a simple, straightforward job. To the contrary, being a truck driver is very difficult for a number of reasons. The hours are long and gruelling. It is tough to stay in shape physically. Getting appropriate rest and still maintaining a semblance of personal life can be a difficult balance. And none of this says anything about operating a multi-ton vehicle across thousands of miles of American highways.
But none of these is meant as excuses for trucks drivers. They have picked this career path for a reason, and they need to perform their jobs safely and properly. When they fail to do this, the shortcomings of the position don’t save them. Negligent operation of a truck is unacceptable.
The tiniest mistake behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer can change the lives of many people all at once. Consider all of the potential issues that can lead to a driver or truck failing out on the road:
These are just a few of the problems that can precipitate a truck accident. For the victims of these accidents, a Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend, LLC have the experience necessary to support your personal injury claims against trucking companies and truck drivers.