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Truck Driver Cellphone Usage

Truck Accidents Caused by Cellphone Usage

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.

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.

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.

Contact us today and speak with one of our attorneys to review your legal options.


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