Tractor Trailer Accidents
In 2009, there were 65 crash fatalities in New Jersey and 131 crash fatalities in Pennsylvania involving large trucks. Trucking accidents represent one of the most significant dangers to the safety of drivers on the road today.
All too often, truck drivers are pressured to work extra long shifts and drive when they are far too fatigued to do so. Even worse, many drivers in this heavily regulated industry will falsify their log records, suggesting that they work fewer hours than they actually have.
Crowded highways, overtired drivers and massive tractor-trailers are a recipe for disaster, endangering the safety and welfare for safe drivers across this country.
Trucking cases are very complex and are a critical area of litigation. The law firm of Stark & Stark has certified civil trial attorneys highly experienced to help you if you are involved in a trucking accident.
Important Safety Tips for Automobile Drivers
- Pay attention. Treat trucks differently than cars.
- Keep a safe distance. Change lanes carefully.
- Pass a truck quickly. Pay full attention.
- Stay visible. Anticipate low visibility of the truck driver.
- Avoid driving in the truck's blind spots. Pass a truck quickly.
- Watch for the trucks turn signals. Driver may not see you may turn in front of you.
- Exercise additional caution in inclement weather and at night.
- Use caution on entrance ramps. Allow for plenty of space.
- Avoid "road rage" against a truck. Report dangerous truck driver behavior.
- Try to expect the unexpected.
- Routine vehicle maintenance. Keep up to date.