If you’ve ever been involved in a commercial trucking accident — whether you were a truck driver, a normal vehicle driver or a passenger — you know just how catastrophic these accidents can be. One false move on the part of a truck driver or a passenger vehicle could result in numerous deaths and life-altering injuries. This is why it’s so important for everyone to do their part to prevent these unfortunate accidents from happening.
Here is some sage advice on commercial truck accident prevention:
Keep commercial trucks in proper working order
Rules and regulations govern the way commercial trucking companies must maintain their fleet vehicles. However, truck drivers also need to take the time to do safety checks and to let their employers know when a safety problem presents itself. A properly maintained and well-oiled machine, after all, is much less likely to get on a crash. Good brakes can stop and slow down faster, good tires are less likely to spin out or cause a driver to lose control.
Cargo must be loaded carefully
Trucks have cargo capacities and they can only carry certain types of loads and certain load sizes. The cargo also needs to be evenly distributed inside the commercial truck to ensure the maneuverability of the vehicle while navigating traffic. A badly loaded truck is a recipe for disaster and numerous accidents and deaths happen every year because of this kind of negligence.
Were you or a family member injured in a commercial trucking crash? Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, the law could be on your side. Make sure you fully investigate what happened and leave no stone unturned when it comes to holding at-fault parties accountable for their negligence.