Whether a truck is traveling at high speeds or a trucker gets behind the wheel even though they are too fatigued or intoxicated to drive safely, large truck wrecks have many causes. That said, things can go wrong even when truck drivers and all other drivers around them are driving responsibly. For example, slick roads due to freezing rain or ice can lead to a collision when drivers lose control.
It is particularly important for truckers to be extra cautious when road conditions are poor or during inclement weather. Sadly, some are in a rush or do not take extra care during these times. Any type of motor vehicle crash can be devastating, whether motorcycles are involved or only one small vehicle is part of a wreck. However, those which involve a large truck can be particularly devastating due to the massive size of the truck and the extra time that may be necessary for a driver to slow down.
If you were hit by a large truck when roads were icy, or for any other reason, it is critical for you to go over your rights as you try to move on from the wreck. You might be missing work due to your injuries or maybe you are having a hard time with medical bills. Either way, if a truck company or driver was responsible for your suffering, you should consider your options.
Browse to our law firm’s truck accident page if you are interested in finding more on large truck wrecks.