Truck Driver Cellphone Use
Did A Distracted Driver Cause Your Injuries?
Taking your eyes off the road at any point, in any vehicle is an incredibly dangerous action to take that becomes exponentially more dangerous when the person choosing to do so is operating an 80,000 pound vehicle. If you were seriously injured in an accident caused by a distracted truck driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you need.
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Truck crashes often cause serious injury and even death, and when those crashes are caused by a distracted driver you deserve the chance to fight for compensation to cover any damages you may have incurred or medical bills that build up over the course of your treatment and recovery. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix truck accident attorneys are dedicated to providing injured victims with the knowledgeable and passionate legal representation they require in their time of need. Contact us today to tell us all about your situation.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
According to a report conducted and released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), safety-critical events are as much as six times more likely to occur when a truck driver takes their eyes off the road to look down at their phones. These events include unintentional lane deviations, crashes and near-crashes. According to the data released by the FMCSA, the average person looks down for about 3.8 seconds when checking their phone – while traveling at highway speeds, this is enough time to travel the full length of an American football field, or 300 feet. Driving that far essentially blind could threaten the safety of everyone else on the road and cause serious injuries, including:
The FMCA has introduced a number of regulations (PDF) intended to restrict the use of mobile devices while on the road. Under these regulations, truck drivers are required to either press a single button when sending or receiving a message or phone call or use a hands-free system to interact with their phone. Even with these safety measures in place, reckless and negligent drivers can still choose to ignore these restrictions and put the lives of everyone else on the road at risk.
Hire The Experienced Representation You Need
If you were seriously injured in a truck crash caused by a negligent driver, our Phoenix truck accident lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC are ready to assist you with your case. Our team is committed to providing injured victims with the experienced representation they need to secure the legal outcome they deserve. Start out with a free case evaluation by filling out our online form, or by giving us a call at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today.