Driver Distraction Causing San Antonio Truck Accident Injuries
Call our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm if you, or someone you know has been hurt in a truck caused by a distracted truck driver. In 2009, 71% of truck crashes happened because the driver was doing something besides driving the truck. A lapse of concentration while driving a heavy vehicle like a truck could have catastrophic results.
Driver distraction is when the driver’s attention is diverted from safe driving to a competing activity. This increases your risk of getting into a crash. This could be from inside or outside of the truck cab and is anything that draws the attention and takes the driver’s eyes away from the road ahead.External Distractions
With the size of a truck, it is crucial that the driver focuses on the road. Billboards, buildings and people outside of the truck are a few examples of things outside the truck that could take the driver’s eyes of the road for too long which can be dangerous. A study found that nearly 80% of crashes involved some form of driver inattention in 3 seconds before the crash or near crash.Internal Distractions
External are not the only form of distraction that our San Antonio Lawyers have seen. Things from inside the truck cab can be just as distracting and deadly. Texting and driving has been banned for commercial drivers. It takes the driver’s eyes, hands, and mind off the job and the road. The same is true for eating and driving and the use of a dispatching device while driving.
However, just because the driver’s should be avoiding distractions, does not mean that they actually are avoiding these distractions. Oftentimes, truck drivers are out on the road distracted by one thing or another during their haul. Our San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyers are ready to fight for your compensation if you have been hurt in an accident a result of this.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle or an 18 wheeler, call our San Antonio Trucking Accident Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the federal rules and regulations that truck drivers, and the trucking companies that employ them, must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.