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Tired truck drivers may be liable for accident injuries

For most Kansas City residents, there are likely very few days that go by where a driver doesn't encounter a commercial truck. These trucks-, and therefore truck drivers. play a very important role in the Missouri economy. Without these drivers, Missouri residents would not have access to the wide variety of consumer goods or raw materials that we experience now.

Are truck drivers required to rest to avoid excessive fatigue?

Truck drivers have an important responsibly when they are behind the wheel. They are responsible for delivering goods from one place to another and for doing it safely. They not only do hold their own lives in their hands - their safe travel is essential for keeping others on the Missouri roadways safe.

Dangers of truck driver fatigue

Truck drivers have a huge responsibly. Not only are they responsible for shipping goods from one area to another but also they must do so safely. Truck drivers are behind the wheel of large and dangerous machines. Even simple mistakes can cause serious injuries if a truck accident were to occur. As a result, truck drivers need to be extremely careful when driving. As mentioned in a previous blog post, drivers must avoid distractions, like talking on a cell phone or texting, in order to minimize the risk of accidents.

Can truck drivers use cell phones on the road?

Many Missouri residents live busy lives, and truck drivers are no exception. In the past, if a person was driving, they had very few ways to engage in other activities while behind the wheel. However, technology has made it easier for people to multitask while driving. For many people cell phones give people the chance to work, socialize or browse the web while driving. These activities are dangerous and can often lead to an accident.

Family files wrongful death suit after truck accident

When a person is killed in a truck accident as a result negligent truck driver, that person's family may have the ability to bring a wrongful death suit. The suit can hold a negligent driver financially responsible for the accident.

Who can be held responsible for a truck accident?

When traveling down a Missouri highway, it would be unusual not to see a large commercial vehicle. These trucks provide important services throughout the state -- everything from hauling construction materials and food to exporting goods is done by commercial vehicles. Many times, however, these commercial vehicles can make other drivers nervous. People are well aware of the dangers created by these large trucks.

What is negligent hiring?

You're out for a walk and a distracted driver for a local delivery service runs a red light and hits you, causing injury. You have enrolled your child in daycare, only for them to tell you a story of abuse at the hands of one of the facility's employees. In these cases and others like them, a victim may be able to pursue a claim for negligent hiring or retention, in addition to any other cause of action that he or she may have.

What is aggressive driving?

Driving is a fact of life for many people across the United States. Unfortunately, car accidents have followed suit, also becoming commonplace amongst American drivers. According to the National Safety Council, there are about 10 million accidents involving motor vehicles each year. While only around 2 million of the accidents involve injuries, the average cost of an accident is tens of thousands of dollars. The number one cause of car accidents is driver error, which is sometimes the result of aggressive driving.

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