Reckless Truck Drivers
While all vehicles can pose a threat to other drivers on the road, 18-wheelers have a tendency to be particularly dangerous due to their enormous size and weight. These dangers can become even worse when a truck driver decides to operate their vehicle recklessly, putting innocent individuals at risk for an accident. Accidents involving 18-wheelers can leave individuals with severe and sometimes life-changing injuries, making legal action against the responsible party often essential.
Dangers of Reckless Truck Drivers
Reckless truck drivers can exhibit a number of number driving behaviors, some of the most common being:
- Ignoring traffic signals or signs
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Changing lanes without checking “no zones” or blind spots
- Failing to yield to other vehicles
These are only some of the actions that can be classified as reckless driving. Drivers of 18-wheelers have an immense responsibility when operating such massive vehicles. Unfortunately, when drivers disregard these responsibilities, serious accidents can take place. These incidents can leave individuals with not only physical turmoil, but as well as financial struggles due to extensive medical bills and lost wages. While taking on these truck drivers or companies may seem daunting, an experienced truck accident lawyer can be an invaluable asset in any case.
Contact a Truck Driver Error Attorney in Tennessee Today
The Tennessee legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP is dedicated to fighting for your rights after a negligent truck driver causes you harm. Our lawyers understand how devastating these accidents can be and are ready to give you the legal advice you need. Call our offices today at (615) 277-2765 to learn more.