Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.
Wrecks involving semi-trucks are terrifying, even for truckers themselves because they can turn deadly. The same size and weight that generally makes large trucks very stable can turn a passenger car into a twisted heap of steel in less than a second when in an accident.
Wrecks involving 18-wheeler trucks occur far too frequently. Regardless of how competent the drivers of theses massive vehicles are, some crashes cannot be avoided. It is for this reason that you should always be cautious when on the road. Many accidents involving semi-trucks turn deadly, so in some cases a wrongful death attorney is hired to represent the victims of a truck wreck who lost a loved one.
In order to keep accidents from happening, make sure to watch out for truckers who appear to be lost or distracted. Also, like any other person on the road, some truck drivers are just plain bad drivers. You have to remember that not all truckers have the same level of training and experience, and that not all of them are good at their jobs.If a truck is making maneuvers that seem erratic or like the driver is in a rush, stay away from them. If one of them starts racing you when you’re trying to merge at an entrance ramp, let them win. Pull over if you have to. An incompetent trucker is a serious danger to everyone around them.
A very frightening number of truckers report falling asleep behind the wheel. If you see a semi start drifting toward you from an opposite lane, get out of the way immediately. The last thing you want to do is assume that they will drift back before you get too close. Driving tired is very nearly the same as driving drunk, so be sure to watch out for these signs when you’re out on the roads.
If a truck has caused you injury in a crash, you may end up facing a very large and powerful company in your search for compensation. Sometimes, they will try to play good guy and offer you a check right away. Don’t take it. Talk to a personal injury lawyer. These firms have significant legal obligations and, if they’re sending tired or incompetent drivers out on the road, you may be able to win financial compensation for your pain and suffering due to the accident.