Any type of traffic incident can be terrifying, including the smallest of fender benders. When we are struck by another car, the adrenaline usually kicks immediately and can take hours to subside—and this is precisely why you should know what to do in the case of a car accident before you are actually in one, as it can be extremely hard to figure out what to do off the cuff, and especially if you are injured. Everyone is at risk out there too, whether driving a car, truck, motorcycle, or riding on two wheels, or walking on two feet.
Being hit by a truck (thus, the saying when you feel very sick or tire, “I feel like I was run over by a Mack truck”) can be the most dangerous experience of all, and for some fatal. Many of us have a sense of comfort regarding trucks, since they seem to run the roads and are there all day and night and certainly should have the experience and wisdom to know what they are doing. We often have the misguided perception that truck drivers are in complete control and are expert at maneuvering their vehicles; unfortunately, that may not be the case at all. Just like so many other drivers on the road, they may be overly tired, under the influence and extremely unpredictable, reckless, speeding, and more.
The scariest reason behind truck drivers getting into accidents though is that they may be poorly trained. This could cause them to be a menace on the roads, nearly anywhere they go. Trucking companies are held responsible for this type of issue as truck drivers they hire should not only be 21 or over, drug and alcohol free, and properly licensed, but they should have been to a trucking school that trained them thoroughly. They should also be very well-trained on the rules regarding how many hours they can drive per day, when they must take breaks, and more.
If you have been injured in an accident with a truck due to their negligence, be very careful in proceeding and speak to a skilled truck accident attorney like Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible. Insurance companies can be very difficult to deal with after an accident, but so can the trucking companies who may even go so far as to falsify driving logs in some cases.
If you have been injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of others, this is not the time to go it alone! Attorney Sgt. Pike has developed a system to combat the various forces in the trucking industry attempting to defeat the rights of those wrongfully injured or killed. Based on his training and experience as a Special Forces Operator (Army Green Beret), Attorney Sgt. Pike activates the Truck Accident Response Team or T.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired in appropriate cases. T.A.R.T. ™ then deploys to the area of the crash.