Truck drivers are notorious for stopping wherever and whenever on our roads. This could be due to a number of things such as driver fatigue, wanting to use a nearby restroom, needing to load cargo onto their truck or just plain old negligence. These trucks pose a danger to the public who may not see these trucks in a timely manner, especially during low visibility hours and seasons such as during heavy snowfall as well as in the dark of the night. The law requires truck drivers and owners to ensure that they park or stop at a designated area and that they do it according to the law.
If you were involved in an accident in Indiana due to a truck making an illegal stop, you may be able to file an Indiana truck accident lawsuit. Please give us a call today on 877-561-3004 for your free consultation.
Truck Driver Road Safety
Trucks that find themselves parked along the highway for whatever reason should be able to alert other motorists in a number of ways. First, if there’s low visibility, they can consider lighting a few flares so they can be seen from afar. In addition, they can place reflective triangles next to their trucks to avert an accident as well as get assistance from the general public such as in the case of a medical emergency. On top of that, they should take an active role in making sure that people see them and not take it as a given that other drivers will react promptly in the case of them backing out of a driveway and into the highway.
Illegal U-turns are also a big problem on Indiana highways and can lead to multicar accidents. This is because trucks are take time to complete a turnaround, something that may be unwise to do on a busy highway with a higher than normal speed limit. Other truck drivers, out of sheer exhaustion, make bad cognitive calls and decide to place their trucks just by the slip of the road in order to take a short nap to the detriment of other road users.
Legal Help for Indiana Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are more often than not catastrophic. If you’re traveling at high speed, the impact of an accident in these instances will lead to massive injuries and probably lead to your car being written off. These trucks are owned by companies with operational revenues that are in the hundreds of millions of dollars, with legions of lawyers who are ready to deny, delay and deflect any and all claims. Because of this, you want to make sure that you get stellar representation from an Indiana truck accident attorney who has the needed experience to make sure you get what’s rightfully yours. Please call Michael McCready today on 877-561-3004 for your free consultation into Indiana truck accidents.