Automobile drivers are at fault in 70% of accidents between semi-trailer trucks and automobiles.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, UNITED STATES, September 2, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are 475,000 accidents a year involving big rig semi-trailer trucks. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, automobile drivers are at fault in 70% of accidents between semi-trailer trucks and automobiles.
Some contributing factors include automobile drivers not paying attention to the trucker's blind spots, speed, and distracted driving (e.g., cellphone use).
The same information shows that Thursday is the worst day of the week for truck accidents. Fatigue is often cited as one of the main causes when a truck driver is at fault.
Simon P. Etehad, Esq., of Etehad Law in Beverly Hills, has stated, “…drivers need to be alert and ready to react. Many truck drivers are simply exhausted and sleep deprived, causing horrendous and devastating accidents.”
Mr. Etehad has also stated that “…truck drivers have a responsibility to be careful and watch for other drivers. They need to stop putting people at risk by driving while exhausted. Trucks are massive pieces of machinery, and a collision with an automobile can be a life-ending collision."
Etehad Law offers free consultations and case evaluation if you have been involved in an accident with a truck. You may be entitled to compensation.
For more information or a free initial consultation, visit http://www.etehadlaw.com or call (310) 550-1220.
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