When Unsafe Roads Cause Truck Accidents
The highways and freeways of the United States — filled with unqualified, untrained or simply careless commercial truck drivers — are dangerous enough. Add to that equation an unsafe roadway, and crashes become more frequent and more serious. According to a nationwide study,* more than half of the fatal accidents that occur in the United States are related to dangerous roadway conditions. These conditions include factors such as improperly marked construction sites, tight turns, dangerous intersections and poorly maintained roads. Any such conditions should signal truck drivers to use extra caution. Sadly, many do not. This inevitably leads to an increased number of truck accidents.
Truck Accidents Are Sometimes Caused by Factors Other Than Driver Negligence
While the truck driver may have played a substantial role in the crash, dangerous and defective roads often play a part as well. Depending on the facts, this may subject a state, county, city or even a private company to potential legal liability for the accident and resulting injuries and damage. Experienced personal injury attorneys representing truck accident victims don’t leave any stone unturned, completing a full investigation to determine all potential at-fault parties. This is true no matter what type of road is involved:
Truckers Should Know to Drive Cautiously on Dangerous Roads
Truckers receive reports about highway construction, weather and other road factors. They know their routes. They know the most dangerous roads. They know that certain roads, such as I-10 and I-95, have a reputation for being the site of many truck crashes. And, as professionals with commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs), they have a duty to operate their trucks with reasonable care in dangerous road conditions. All too often, they operate their 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, buses and other vehicles in a way that endangers others on the road.
Learn More About the Investigative Strategies of Greenberg & Stone
The AV-rated** law firm of Greenberg & Stone, represents individuals injured in truck accidents and crashes nationwide. Partners Stewart G. Greenberg and Mark D. Stone, along with associate attorney Howard J. Weitzner, offer more than 60 years of collective experience litigating personal injury cases. We undertake thorough investigations in order to uncover every cause of a truck accident, including dangerous roadways.
We have Florida offices in Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando and Pensacola. We have the ability to represent trucking accident victims throughout the United States by associating with a network of local associate law firms.
If you have been injured by a truck accident that occurred on a dangerous roadway, discuss your options with a lawyer at Greenberg & Stone. Call toll free 888-499-9700.
* “On a Crash Course: The Dangers and Health Costs of Deficient Roadways.” Commissioned by The Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation.
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