Texting and Distracted Truckers
Helping injured victims throughout Rhode Island
Truck accidents are often caused when a driver is distracted and not paying attention to the road. When that driver is behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, the accident can cause severe damage and leave people seriously injured. The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC helps people injured in truck accidents fight trucking companies and insurance carriers to get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries.
Driving a commercial truck is not an easy task. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. These trucks are not easy to maneuver and require a significant distance before coming to complete stop. It’s extremely important for truckers to be alert and responsive at all times on the road to avoid an accident.
But some truckers text while they drive, despite federal regulations that ban texting behind the wheel. Or they are distracted by something else—their GPS system, a phone call, changing the radio station or reaching for a coffee. Taking their eyes off the road for only a few seconds is all it takes to cause a collision.
Texting truckers put motorists at risk
A car is no match for a tractor-trailer, and drivers and passengers often suffer serious injuries in truck accidents. Broken bones, amputations, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries are all examples of injuries seen in crashes caused by distracted driving. These injuries require hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy and other forms of treatment. Medical expenses add up quickly. And victims are often left unable to work at least temporarily, meaning there is less income coming in.
A texting or distracted truck driver who causes an accident is negligent and responsible for the crash. But that doesn’t mean the driver will accept responsibility. Trucking companies and insurance companies routinely try to avoid paying compensation after an accident. Their investigators will look for evidence that makes it seem as though you were responsible. The ultimate goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Trust an attorney to make things right
Attorney Mark Morse has been helping truck accident victims recover financial compensation for three decades. He knows the tactics insurance companies use to avoid responsibility. That’s why he takes the time to build a strong case that they can’t ignore. He is usually able to convince an insurance company to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if an insurance company won’t negotiate, he will fight for you in court.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident involving a texting or distracted driver, learn more about how Mark Morse can help you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.