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Was your accident caused by negligence?

It only takes a split second to slam into an oncoming truck. In all likelihood, your motor vehicle is crushed. Usually, truck driving accidents involve huge 18-wheelers, which require very experienced licensed drivers with proper training.  If you feel an accident was brought on by the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver, you may have a claim for compensation.

If the driver's blood alcohol concentration level in their bloodstream is above the .08, they are legally intoxicated. Drinking can cause serious impairments. This could lead to the driver to lose focus on the road. He or she may fail to obey road markings and traffic laws, which can put other drivers at risk.

Lack of sleep and fatigue due to long drives can also cause carelessness and negligence, resulting in an accident. Many accidents are caused because of cell phone use while driving. Texting is also a big reason for many accidents. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that laws that enforce a blood alcohol concentration of 0.5 are reducing the number of drinking related crashes.

You may not be able to account for all the drivers on the road, but you can keep yourself safe by wearing a seatbelt, driving with caution and staying clear of aggressive and reckless drivers. If a negligent truck driver has injured you or a loved one, you should consider hiring an experienced attorney who can help provide you with the proper legal assistance to fight for your case and grant you the compensation and justice you deserve.

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