Unsafe Lane Change Accidents by Trucks

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If you have driven on the open road for any amount of time, you have probably observed a big truck aggressively change lanes in a fashion that other vehicles on the road at risk. This type of careless driving is a common problem on the roads of America these days by big rig trucks and large commercial trucks are some of the worst offenders of aggressive lane changes.

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Unsafe Lane Changes by Semi Trucks

Many times, truck drivers push their way around, since their trucks are so big, not considering the danger they put other vehicles into. Other times, they may just be tired of getting cut off by smaller vehicles, and just give up on the notion of safe driving. Either way, these dangerous driving tactics can cause accidents, many times resulting in serious injuries or even death.

Causes of Truck Accidents by Unsafe Lane Changing

These types of accidents are caused by a variety of different factors:

  • Truck Driver fatigue
  • Truck Driver distraction, texting, changing the radio, cb
  • Not signaling before changing lanes
  • Failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles
  • Failure to come to a complete stop when required
  • Making a wide right turn that cuts into another lane
  • Driving more hours than the law allows, falsifying hourly records

Injuries and Compensation for Unsafe Lane Changing Truck Accidents

Injuries suffered from these types of aggressive driving accidents can include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Concussions or head trauma
  • Amputated legs or arms
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple lacerations
  • Mental trauma, and even death

Victims of these accidents can seek damages from the defendant for

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Medical bills
  • Hospital bills
  • Court fees
  • Legal fees, and even funeral costs

Call A South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aunsafe lane change commercial truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney at The Green Law Firm, L.L.P. for a free case evaluation today.

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