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Improper truck operation is incredibly dangerous

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 grueling. It is tough to stay in shape physically. Getting appropriate rest and still maintaining a semblance of a 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 are 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:

  • The cargo can play a huge role, from the contents of that cargo to the way it is loaded and secured
  • The driver's state of mind is obviously critical, as a drunk driver, distracted driver, or fatigued driver is more likely to cause an accident
  • The hours the truck driver has worked, and whether or not they violate federal law
  • The maintenance records of the vehicle, as well as the license requirements of the driver

These are just a few of the problems that can precipitate a truck accident. For the victims of these accidents, the attorneys at Peddicord & Townsend have the experience necessary to support your personal injury claims against trucking companies and truck drivers.

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