Trucks Running Red Lights
Washington, DC Truck Accident Lawyer
Even under the best circumstances, tractor-trailers can be hazardous for
other motorists. "Fender benders" involving cars and trucks
are rare; usually, any
truck accident is disastrous for the passenger vehicle. The level of danger increases
when a truck driver blatantly disobeys traffic laws by driving through
a stop sign or running a red light.
Why Trucks Run Red Lights
The greater a truck's mass and weight is, the more stopping distance
it will require. All too often, a trucker will find it difficult to stop
quickly enough when they encounter a stop sign or a red light, and proceed
through the intersection. This happens most often on steeply graded roads
where trucks cannot safely stop. In other cases, however, a truck driver
may purposely run a red light when they were capable of stopping. For
example, if the truck is traveling through a small town or a warehouse
district and the driver assumes no other traffic is approaching, they
may run the red light.
Catching Other Motorists Off-Guard
If another motorist is obeying their green light and a truck runs a red
light, there is usually no time at all for the driver of the passenger
vehicle to react. Even an alert driver may not realize that a truck is
crossing the intersection until it is too late. All it takes is a few
seconds of carelessness for a serious truck accident to occur. No matter
how difficult it may be for a truck to stop, the fact remains that truck
drivers are trained to anticipate stopping at intersections and to prepare
for the possibility of a green light turning red. When another person
is seriously injured because of a truck driver's poor judgment, they
deserve full compensation for their injuries and losses.
Why Choose Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C.?
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. is a full-service personal injury
law firm. Our Washington, DC truck accident lawyers are committed to excellence.
We believe that accidents are avoidable and that negligent individuals
and companies should be held liable for their careless decisions –
especially if their result in the injury or death of an innocent person.
When you work with our firm, you can have peace of mind knowing that our
team has more than 90 years of combined experience.
Over the years, we have developed legal strategies to give our clients
the best possible chance of a positive case outcome. Today, we are prepared
to use our skills to give you're the upper hand in court. With more
than $250 million in successful case settlements and verdicts, we are
confident in our ability to represent your case.
Call today for a FREE consultation.