Semi truck accident cases are different than regular car accident cases. In these semi truck cases, we find with bigger trucks come much bigger injuries. Hi. I’m Daryl T. Dixon, and I have been handling semi truck accident cases for over 15 years.
Here are some of the things that I think are important you know about semi truck accident cases. In 26 percent of these cases, prescription drugs or illicit drugs affected the truck driver’s reaction time. In 23 percent of these cases, the truck driver was speeding. In another 22 percent, the driver was unfamiliar with the area in which they were traveling. A large percentage of accidents involve over-the-counter medications. In 14 percent of the accidents, at least one cause was the driver’s failure to check his blind spots. Driver fatigue is another huge factor in causing semi truck accidents. In nine percent of the accident cases, the driver engaged in an illegal maneuver like failure to use a turn signal. Driver distraction through text messages contributed to another large percentage of these accidents. In seven percent of these accidents, aggressive driving and road rage was the main catalyst for the accident. There is a warning here. These cases are defended much more aggressively than car accident cases. These cases need to be acted on quickly, as crucial evidence can be destroyed — evidence such as black boxes (similar to what you might hear about in a plane crash). This key piece of evidence alone can make or break a semi truck accident case.
About 130,000 individuals are injured each year in semi truck accidents; 98 percent of all of these cases involve at least one fatality. Driver fatigue is responsible for roughly 30 percent of all commercial truck accidents. I answer questions about semi truck accident cases every day. If you or someone you know was involved in a semi truck accident case, pick up the phone and give me a call.