Unsafe Lane Change Truck Accident Attorneys in Phoenix
Being run off the road onto the shoulder by a big rig driver making an unsafe lane change is a frightening situation. If you were fortunate enough to be in the lane adjacent to the shoulder and able to react quickly enough, you may have been able to avoid serious injuries. Sadly, many victims of aggressive, unsafe truck driver lane changes have not been so lucky.
Commercial truck accidents kill and injure motorists on America’s roadways every day. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, 3,903 people were killed in large truck traffic crashes in the U.S. in the most recently reported year. Many truck accidents on our roadways are the direct result of an act of negligence by truck drivers. Aggressive and unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes.
A collision with a fully loaded, 80,000 lb. 18-wheeler often results in fatal or catastrophic injuries for occupants of passenger vehicles. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash caused by a truck driver who has made an unsafe lane change, it is vital to speak with a talented truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. The Husband & Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can hold the negligent driver and other responsible parties accountable, and will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for the many losses you have suffered.
Many truck drivers on the road are both competent and courteous to other drivers. Unfortunately, some truck drivers have given the profession a bad reputation by engaging in aggressive driving, unsafe lane changes, wide, dangerous turns, or a failure to yield the legal right-of-way to other drivers.
This type of aggressive driving behavior is dangerous in any case, but particularly lethal when committed by drivers of big rigs. Semi tractor-trailers, fully loaded, weigh nearly 30 times as much as the average passenger vehicle. In a collision between any passenger vehicle and a large commercial truck, there is generally no contest as to which vehicle – and which vehicle occupants – will suffer the most harm.
Under federal regulations, drivers are required to undergo extensive training and testing to qualify for a commercial driver’s license. Truck drivers are held to a much higher standard than other vehicle operators – and rightly so. They are taught how to deal with blind spots and how to safely and properly change lanes. Despite the extensive required training, some truck drivers tend to drive in an aggressive or careless manner. They take risks or make mistakes that cause accidents, causing serious and fatal injuries to people who were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Aggressive commercial truck drivers who make unsafe lane changes, causing injury accidents, must be held accountable. Our Phoenix truck accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. are dedicated advocates for injury victims. We are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered in a commercial truck driver unsafe lane change accident. Contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 267-1280.