Truck Safety and Winter Conditions
Washington, DC Truck Accident Lawyers
Many people dread winter driving. Between traffic slowdowns and
icy roadway conditions, winter driving can be exhausting, stressful, and dangerous.
Winter road conditions might have an even more dramatic impact on the safety of trucks that share
the road with you. With greater mass, trucks can have a harder time stopping
in wet and icy conditions, and with more hours on the road, the exhaustion
of winter driving might wear even more on truck drivers than drivers of
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of winter accident
with a truck, the truck accident attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata,
& Siegel, P.C. in Washington, DC can help you get through some of
the difficult issues you face. Please schedule a free consultation today.
Although many days in the winter offer clear driving conditions, many others
can be treacherous. Freezing rain coats the roads with ice. Blowing snow
obscures the road and other vehicles. Harsh winds blow your car and can
make it even more difficult to maintain your car in its place on the road.
And as hard as it can be to deal with snow and other winter weather conditions,
it is even more difficult to anticipate and react to how other drivers
are dealing with the same conditions. Some drivers are very confident,
even overconfident with their ability to deal with winter weather, while
others crawl along cautiously. Getting caught between these drivers can
be a deadly situation.
Different for Trucks
Truck accidents may be more likely in winter conditions. There are many reasons
why trucks experience winter conditions differently from other vehicles. With greater weight, they are sometimes better able to negotiate slick
roads, but at a certain point, their weight turns against them and they
can slide or lose control more easily. Truck drivers often need to leave
even greater braking distance in front of them than normal. Strong winds
are also more of a factor for large trucks, which present a wide cross-section
and are more easily blown over.
Driver fatigue can slow reaction time and cloud driver judgment, making
it a deadly combination with slick, icy roads.
Why Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel for Your Truck Accident Case
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you need
representation that understands the subtleties of truck accident litigation.
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. has extensive experience
dealing with truck accidents in the Washington, DC area. We know many
of the approaches trucking companies, insurance companies, and their lawyers
will use to shift responsibility away from themselves to try to leave
you to pay for your injuries. Our experience increases your odds of success
in a trucking accident lawsuit.
If you would like to learn more about how to pursue a lawsuit against a
trucking company responsible for your accident and how we can help, please
schedule a free consultation with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel,
P.C. in Washington, DC.