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Dangers of truck driver fatigue

Every day transport trucks deliver thousands of goods to stores all across the U.S. We might not think about how many hours these goods take to reach our favorite stores. The truth is, truck drivers have to spend several hours behind the wheel to transport these goods. Drivers who spend hours on the road may suffer from fatigue, especially if they are not well rested or sleep deprived.

Consequences of a hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run scenario occurs when the guilty driver leaves the scene without providing any assistance or contact information at the time of the incident. This is a punishable offense, especially if the damages are serious. If the driver flees the scene, regardless of whether the accident happened on the highway or public road, it still counts as a hit-and-run. A driver hitting an unattended or parked car and leaving without identifying himself is also an example of a hit-and-run case.

Proving your case in a truck accident

Truck accidents can be catastrophic in nature. The huge size and weight of the truck poses a potential risk when on the road, as other automobiles are much smaller in size. In case of a mishap, consequences might be deadly. Thus, special care should be practiced whether you're the driver of the truck or a nearby passenger car.

Can a pedestrian be held liable for an accident?

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in traffic situations, this is why motorists are expected to yield to them when they are crossing the road. In most pedestrian-motorist accidents, the blame falls on the motorist. However, "contributory negligence" is a doctrine that details that pedestrians may also be held liable for a road accident.

What actions should you take if you were hit by a car?

If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a car, your primary legal claim will be against the driver. Drivers are obligated to observe traffic laws, which require them to be alert and cognizant of pedestrians, traffic signals, road signs, crosswalks and pathways.

Car accidents can be caused by distracted driving

It's a pitch-black stormy night and you received a text from your friend. You ignore the text and focus on the road. In that split second, you are hit with such a strong impact that your car has been totaled and you are bruised badly with lesions on your back and neck pain. You now have to suffer with serious neck, back and head trauma injuries.

Car accidents can be caused by negligence

It's a stormy night and you just made a right turn and out of nowhere an oncoming SUV merged into your lane and t-boned your car. The driver expresses her regret but says she will not pay for damages since her vision was blocked by the terrible monsoon and the traffic lights were currently not working.

Pedestrian accidents are rising

In Oklahoma, pedestrian traffic accidents are on the rise.

A pedestrian may not be paying attention to the oncoming traffic on the road. It may be probable that they are not facing the road, but looking away. The driver may possibly be distracted and not have a vigilant eye on the road. It may be likely that due to being distracted, the driver ultimately smashes into the pedestrian causing a severe crash. This accident may be fatal.

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