Tailgating Causes Serious Accidents in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
Tailgating is a dangerous practice on the road, but even more so when a large truck is involved. The attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs know the problems that a motorist hit from behind by a big truck can experience. If this happens to you, call 800-800-8888 24/7. We are always there to serve you.
In the past, our firm has won over $700 million in settlements for cases that involved negligence. We fight for our clients rights and work to obtain the compensation they need. There are reasons you should call us as soon as an accident happens, including:
- Evidence may be lost
- Witnesses may forget
- Deadlines may pass before you file and prevent your case from being heard
What Is Tailgating?
Tailgating is following too close behind another vehicle to stop in time. This is dangerous for any motor vehicle, but can be devastating if a trucker driving an 80,000-pound truck does it. Trucks require greater distances to stop and tailgating means that stopping is impossible. Swerving into another lane is equally offensive and can result in an accident also.
Trucker Training Is Important
Truckers should receive adequate training in the distance the truck needs to stop. For an 80,000-pound truck, this is approximately 525 feet. This is the size of one-and-a-half football fields. If the driver is not trained properly and is employed by a trucking company, his or her employer may share the responsibility.
Is Aggression Involved in Tailgating?
Sadly, aggressive truck drivers share the road with all of us. Tailgating is an aggressive act on occasion. If aggression is proved, it can be used as a determination of fault in a legal claim.
If you have been injured by tailgating by a big truck, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call us for a review of your case. We understand this traumatic experience is only made worse by financial worries and will work hard to eliminate that concern.