Were you hurt in an accident involving a cement mixer truck? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 today.
A car accident of any kind can be serious, especially when it involves a large truck such as a cement mixer.
When a cement mixer is involved in an accident, the potential for serious personal injury is very high. A cement mixer or concrete mixer truck can weigh anywhere between 25 and 60 tons, and they quite often have an extremely high center of gravity. When a truck driver is not properly trained on how to safely operate the vehicle or is negligent in his or her driving, other driver on the road are put at risk.
If you’ve been hit by a cement mixer truck in Dallas, or anywhere in Texas, contact the truck accident lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm. We’re here to take your call 24 hours a day at 1-877-405-4313.
Unique issues with cement truck accidents.
One very important factor to keep in mind is the urgency of such a delivery. These drivers must deliver the cement or concrete to the recipient before it hardens, and this creates the potential for hurried or reckless driving. Profit should never be placed above the safety of other drivers, and our Dallas attorneys will fight aggressively for every penny you deserve following an injury accident.
Were you aware that there are additional federal laws which apply only to accidents involving commercial vehicles? Most people don’t. Truck drivers are bound to additional laws by the FMCSA, and our attorneys are very familiar with this area of law. Do not treat an accident with a commercial vehicle the same as you would an accident with another passenger car. These cases need to be handled differently, and the personal injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are here to help.
Common causes of cement mixer accidents.
The most common circumstances that lead to accidents involving cement mixer trucks in Dallas include the following:
- When a driver is transporting time sensitive cargo, it may cause him/her to drive too fast or ignore traffic lights in an effort to make the delivery in a timely fashion. Even though the cement in the mixer is constantly rotated so it will increase the time it takes before it hardens, it can still harden inside the mixer if the driver is unable to deliver the product on time. Many contractors require that the concrete be in place within 90 minutes after loading, which can put pressure on drivers to take more risks in order to save time.
- The weight distribution of a cement truck puts the truck at great risk of a rollover accident because of the heavy load. Rollovers have actually occurred to trucks traveling only 5 mph! If the driver tries to rush, he may be unable to slow down safely and sufficiently or make a turn as wide as necessary in order to ensure safe transportation.
- Since cement trucks have more equipment on them than what you find on normal trucks, there is an increased risk for mechanical malfunction. Cement trucks have a history of instability, with tires often wearing or malfunctioning more than with other vehicles.
Concrete mixing trucks also tend to have more blind spots than tractor trailers do. For this reason, car drivers must be aware of the importance of passing a cement truck safely and getting out of the driver’s blind spot as quickly as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a cement mixer, our office can help you assess liability and collect any compensation to which you may be entitled. For a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers in Dallas, shoot us an email using the contact form on this page or call our office (toll-free) at 1-877-405-4313.
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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.