Were You Injured In A Crash Caused By A Distracted Driver?
Cellphones Should Never Be Used Behind The Wheel
Making the decision to reach for your phone while behind the wheel puts
everyone else on the road at risk. Distracted truck drivers are especially
dangerous because of both the sheer size of their vehicles – a fully-loaded
18-wheeler can weigh more than 25 times as much as an average passenger
car – and because they can’t brake nearly as quickly as the
average passenger car. A distracted driver can easily cause a catastrophic
crash, even if their eyes are only off the road for a couple seconds.
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Our Omaha truck accident lawyers at Domina Law Group have successfully
represented injured victims throughout the state of Nebraska and across
the country for decades. Distracted drivers recklessly endanger the lives
of everyone on the road, and if you were injured in a crash caused by
one of these negligent people, you deserve the chance to seek compensation
for your injuries. Contact us today to discuss your case with a member
of our team.
How Dangerous Is It To Use Your Phone On The Road?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that truck
drivers who use their cellphones behind the wheel are
6 times more likely to be involved in a “safety-critical event”, which includes crashes, near-crashes,
and unintentional lane deviation, than a driver who keeps their eyes on
the road. According to the FMCSA, the average driver looks down at their
cellphone for 3.8 seconds on average each time they check their device
– while travelling at highway speed, this means the truck driver
blindly covers about 300 feet, or the length of one football field. A
truck can cause a serious amount of damage if the driver loses control
of the vehicle or if it crashed into something else, including:
If you were involved in a crash involving a truck, you need to have an
experienced lawyer on your side to help investigate the driver’s
actions leading up to the crash as well as the trucking company’s
policies regarding the use of cellphones.
The FMCSA restricts a truck driver’s use of mobile devices while they are operating their vehicle, which includes restricting them
from pressing more than one button to receive or make a call, read a message,
and requires that they use a hands-free system. Our Omaha truck accident
lawyers will launch a full investigation into the events leading up to
the crash, including whether or not the driver had the necessary hands-free
system installed in their truck’s cab and obtaining the phone records
of the driver.
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Hire An Experienced Attorney Today
Contact the Omaha truck accident attorneys at Domina Law Group today if
you were seriously injured in a truck accident. Our legal professionals
can help you file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation for your
injuries and any other damages you may incur. We have dedicated our careers
to represent those in need, and have won multi-million dollar verdicts
in 11 different states on our way to recovering more than $2 billion in
verdicts and settlements for our clients.
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