Boca Raton Texting and Driving Lawyer Handling Serious Truck Accident Cases
There is no excuse for a truck driver to be texting behind the wheel. Safely driving an 18-wheeler or other large commercial truck requires constant attention to the task at hand, and distracted truck drivers are far more likely to cause serious or fatal collisions.
Yet, the data show that distracted driving is a leading cause of truck accidents. As a result, it is clear that far too many truck drivers ignore the risks of using their phones behind the wheel. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an accident involving a distracted truck driver, you will want to speak with a Boca Raton texting and driving lawyer about your legal rights.
The Risks of Texting While Driving a Large Commercial Truck
There is no question that texting while driving is dangerous. In fact, it is so dangerous that many states—including Florida—have banned texting behind the wheel. When a truck driver is texting, he or she is far more likely to cause a life-altering or life-threatening truck accident.
The reasons for this are clear. Truck accidents involving distracted drivers are so common because:
- Texting Takes Truck Drivers’ Eyes Off of the Road – When truck drivers are looking at their phones, they aren’t paying attention to their surroundings.
- Texting Takes Truck Drivers’ Hands Off of the Wheel – Manually texting also takes truck drivers’ hands off of the wheel, rendering them incapable of responding to emergency situations.
- Texting Takes Truck Drivers’ Minds Off of the Task at Hand – Studies have shown that drivers who are texting are less capable of making important driving-related decisions because their minds are preoccupied by their conversations.
Texting while driving a large commercial truck is negligent—and, when truck drivers are negligent, they (or their employers) can be held accountable. From phone records to the truck driver’s own admissions, there are several ways to prove that distracted driving was the cause of a serious or fatal crash. A Boca Raton texting and driving lawyer at The Grife Law Firm can gather the evidence needed to prove your legal rights, and then your lawyer can fight to recover just compensation on your behalf.
Recovering Just Compensation for a Texting-and-Driving Truck Accident
Typically, recovering just compensation for a texting-and-driving truck accident involves filing a claim against the truck driver’s employer. While some truck drivers are owner-operators, most are employees. Most companies (and owner-operators) have liability insurance that covers accident victims’ and families’ costs, and an experienced Boca Raton texting and driving lawyer will be able to use the facts of your case to seek maximum coverage on your (or your family’s) behalf.
Contact a Boca Raton Texting and Driving Lawyer Today
If you need to know more about filing a claim after a truck accident involving a driver who was texting behind the wheel, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at The Grife Law Firm, call 561-998-0770 or tell us how we can reach you online now.
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