Poorly Planned Route Accidents
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When truck drivers venture onto unfamiliar roads, the potential for injury to other motorists is high. Poorly planned routes are a major cause of trucking accidents. Fully one-quarter of truck drivers will experience an accident in their careers. According to the Large Truck Causation Study, 22% of all commercial truck accidents occur due to a poorly planned route.
A poorly planned route accident can change your life in an instant. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, trust Farah & Farah to fight for you.
A poorly planned route is one of the contributing causes of truck accidents. Most car drivers know that certain roads are more dangerous than others in their commute and avoid difficult intersections. Likewise, avoiding high-traffic areas is especially important for someone driving an 80,000-pound semi-truck.
Effective truck route planning prioritizes the safety of fellow motorists. Advanced preparation can help mitigate shipping delays and reduce the chances of collision. It is why the FMCSA recommends that drivers prepare a route before beginning their trip.
Poorly planned routes can result in:
Truck drivers are often under extreme pressure to meet unrealistic delivery deadlines. They may not have time to pre-plan a route or try unfamiliar routes to save on travel time.
However, not all roads are safe for commercial vehicles. Winding country roads may be difficult for trucks to navigate safely. Bridges open to wind gusts may be unsafe for trucks carrying heavy loads. Trucks are larger than cars, and even a light breeze can create catastrophic conditions.
Delivery trucks that traverse many different landscapes are at risk of crashes resulting from poorly planned routes. These drivers are often under a time crunch, making them more likely to drive recklessly to keep up with delivery timetables. Poorly planned routes may also lead to unwise snap decisions, distractions such as cell phone or GPS usage, and additional stress and fatigue.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle caused by a poorly planned route, we are here for you!
Our experienced legal team has all the resources needed to fight for the compensation you deserve. We are ready to help you deal with the insurance and trucking companies, hold negligent parties accountable, and get you the medical care you need.
After your free case review, we will:
Our firm has a proud track record of winning poorly planned route truck accident cases and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.