Large corporate retailers like Amazon and Walmart and small independently owned businesses rely on commercial truck drivers to fulfill their customer orders and deliver their products and goods in time for the gift-giving season.
From Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and throughout the holiday season, truck drivers in North Carolina and throughout the country are working tirelessly to fulfill delivery demands. To do so, truck drivers and trucking companies are often placing profits over safety by asking their drivers to deliver more in less time.
Unfortunately, it is other motorists who are paying the price. Here’s why.
Negligent Commercial Truck Driving Behaviors Increase with Pressure
When any driver is facing pressure, deadlines, and corporate demands, the heightened expectations can lead to negligent actions behind the wheel.
Whether it is speeding, distractions from GPS devices, thoughts of getting home for the holidays, the use of illicit drugs to help stay awake, or overwhelming fatigue, overworked commercial vehicle drivers can cause severe collisions throughout North Carolina.
The difference between a semi-truck driver and a passenger vehicle driver negligently causing a crash is the size of their vehicles. While motorists are easily injured or killed in vehicle collisions, a crash with a commercial vehicle is typically catastrophic because of the much-larger vehicle’s size and weight.
Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When they are being operated by a speeding, impaired, or distracted truck driver, the result is life changing.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a collision with a semi-truck or another commercial vehicle in North Carolina, we can help you pursue the truck driver, the trucking company, or a combination of parties for your full financial recovery.
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