Truckers are often involved in preventable rear end collisions. If a driver is professionally trained, one of the most important issues stressed in training is keeping a safe distance between the truck
and the vehicle ahead at all times.
Sometimes, there are obstructions on a roadway hidden by the top of a hill or by a curve. A professional driver should be prepared for such obstructions as they occur from time to time and are
When driving at night, a driver’s headlights should illuminate the area in front of him and a driver should be able to stop a truck within the distance illuminated by the headlights.
Some important questions a jury should determine in a truck rear end accident are:
– Did the truck driver keep a safe following distance at all times?
-Did the driver observe traffic in front of him carefully, slowing down when necessary?
– Did the truck driver misjudge the rate of overtaking?
– Was the truck too close to the vehicle in front when trying to pass that vehicle?
-Did the truck driver leave sufficient room for a passing vehicle to get safely get back on the road?
In every accident involving a truck, a trucking accident expert should be retained as well as an experienced accident reconstructionist.
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In every trucking accident, insurance companies have their investigation teams on site almost immediately. Delay can really hurt a case so please call me immediately.