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The Extreme Risks of Aggressive Truck Drivers

The Extreme Risks of Aggressive Truck Drivers

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Aggressive truck drivers are a dangerous combination. If one of them caused your accident, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries. Contact an attorney today to find out what your rights are and how much money your damages could be worth. 

Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, commercial trucks, or simply trucks; no matter what you call these enormous but essential vehicles, they are inherently dangerous. They are bigger and heavier than nearly all other vehicles on the road. As such, they take more time and a longer distance to stop. If they hit something, they cause more damage. 

Semi-trucks themselves are dangerous. Aggressive driving is also quite dangerous in any type of vehicle. Add these two together, and you have a recipe for disaster. If an aggressive truck driver caused your accident, you need a Huntsville truck accident attorney who is ready to aggressively defend your rights against their insurance company. 

What Is Aggressive Driving?

Any driver behind the wheel can be aggressive for any number of reasons. Granted, truck drivers do work long hours and probably tolerate some aggressive and unsafe drivers themselves. However, it doesn’t give them an excuse to drive aggressively in their extremely dangerous vehicles putting innocent lives at risk. Aggressive driving can involve any or multiple of the following:

  1. Speeding
  2. Tailgating
  3. Failing to yield
  4. Weaving in and out of traffic
  5. Illegal or unsafe passing
  6. Driving on the shoulder
  7. Improper or unsafe lane changes (e.g., changing lanes without signaling)
  8. Running stop signs or red lights
  9. Cutting off another vehicle and then slowing down
  10. Preventing other cars from attempting to pass or changing lanes
  11. Failing to obey traffic signs

Suppose a truck driver acted in any of these ways before your accident. In that case, it’s essential to share that information with the police as well as your Huntsville truck accident lawyer. The police might issue citations or make an arrest. This will help establish the truck driver’s liability in the accident. 

The Dangers of Aggressive TruckDriving

When big rig drivers engage in aggressive driving behaviors, the results can be devastating. Keep in mind that aggressive driving behaviors by commercial semi-truck drivers, like speeding and tailgating, pose perilous circumstances considering that these vehicles require more time and space to stop and can cause severe damage due to the sheer size variance with smaller passenger vehicles.

Aggressive driving behaviors show poor judgment, increase the severity of an accident, and impact one’s ability to respond appropriately to a dangerous situation. Aggressive truck drivers frequently cause the following types of trucking accidents:

  1. Underride and override accidents
  2. Jackknife accidents
  3. Rollover accidents
  4. Head-on collisions
  5. Side-impact and T-bone collisions
  6. Rear-end collisions

When you hire a skilled Huntsville truck accident attorney, they can help get to the bottom of how and why your accident happened. Armed with this knowledge, they can help you pursue fair compensation from those who caused your injuries.

Were You Injured by an Aggressive Truck Driver? Seek the Help of Seasoned Huntsville Truck Accident Lawyers Today

Don’t delay in getting the legal help you need after a commercial truck accident. Schedule your free consultation with an experienced Huntsville truck accident attorney today. Call Cloud, Ryan & Rouse at 256-801-1000 or use our convenient online contact form.

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