The onset of cold weather has a tendency to increase the number of accidents. When the temperature drops, ice, and snow usually aren’t far behind. Snow and ice on the roads can make seriously hazardous conditions. While vehicle accidents can happen at any time, trucks and big rigs pose a particular danger.
Unfortunately, trucks and big rigs have to be on the road this time of year. Because of the road conditions and other factors, they often have their fair share of accidents.
Have you or someone you know recently been hurt in a serious trucking accident? You need to get the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible. A lawyer with experience in trucking accidents can help you pursue your claim.
The personal injury attorneys at Blackburn & Green have the experience to answer your questions and get the ball rolling on your case.
Reasons Why Truck Accidents Happen
Truckers sometimes make poor driving decisions when the weather turns bad and the roads become hazardous. Some of those decisions could put both the driver and motorists in danger:
Truck drivers often feel pressured to drive faster in order to meet a deadline. They are expected to deliver their product regardless of the road conditions. Ice and snow on the roads make it nearly impossible to pass. But due to time constraints, they often try to push through and make deliveries.
Hour of service rules
These rules place limitations on how many hours a driver should rest before they resume driving. Since drivers cannot make up for rest time taken due to bad weather, they are again forced to drive when they should not. Because of the hour of service rules, bad weather prevents the driver from hitting the target number of miles set to drive each day. They are forced to drive at higher speeds, which can lead to an accident.
Frequent long-distance travel
Some truck drivers may not be used to driving in areas of ice and snow. If they run into hazardous weather conditions, inexperience could pose certain risks for the driver and other motorists.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a big rig in Indiana, call R.T. Green, The Big Rig Lawyer ®️, at Blackburn & Green. You will want an experienced attorney to fight for you and help preserve your rights. Do not delay. Call the Offices of Blackburn & Green today for a free consultation.
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