Poorly Planned Routes Cause Truck Accidents
Twenty-two percent of all truck accidents are due to the driver not having a planned route in advance, causing distraction. The truck accident attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs are experienced in fighting the injustice of truck accidents that cause both significant physical injury and financial loss. Calling us quickly after the accidents helps avoid:
- Missing the filing deadline
- Keeps evidence from being lost
- Makes witness memory less likely to be lost
Why Are Routes Poorly Planned?
In a nutshell, this negligence is the result of time constraints. Drivers are forced to keep to a schedule, and taking time to rest or plan routes might interfere with that. Tanker truck drivers who haul hazardous waste are obligated to prove that they configured a planned route. When this is not done, it is negligent behavior and can be used in a lawsuit.Not having a planned route that works can be used in other types of truck accidents as well.
GPS Devices May Not Save the Day
Although the use of GPS devices has become popular, there are issues that might negate their benefits. For instance, GPS devices might not be able to show some rural or new routes. They might malfunction also. Both of these can lead to an accident if a pre-planned, manual route is not available. Since about 22 percent of all big rig accidents are due to the lack of a pre-planned route, not having one can have dire consequences.
What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Contact a Truck Accident Law Firm If You Are in a Crash
The semi-truck accident lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs are there for you 24/7. Contact us at 800-800-8888 for a free consult. Our attorneys will answer your questions and review your case to determine compensation eligibility. We work on contingency, so we get paid when your settlement arrives.