In a recent post, we examined some of the dangers of truck driver fatigue. Unfortunately, there are many other reasons why large truck wrecks happen in Dallas, and across Texas. Moreover, some may be linked to fatigue. For example, a driver who is extremely tired may turn to unlawful substances in an attempt to stay alert behind the wheel and push themselves too far, resulted in intoxicated driving. Large truck drivers may also become inebriated while driving due to alcohol and even the consumption of medication that has been prescribed by their doctor. At Cortez Law Firm, we believe truck drivers (and all other drivers) who endanger innocent lives by driving while impaired should be held accountable.
Large truck wrecks keep happening on roads across the U.S. for a host of reasons. Drunk driving and speeding are common causes, but some truck wrecks take place because a trucker is suffering from fatigue. Some people may not think that driver fatigue is very serious, at least in comparison to drug and alcohol use behind the wheel. Or, some may think that everyone drives while they are fatigued at some point. However, truck driver fatigue is extremely dangerous and responsible for many of the large truck collisions that have taken place.
For someone whose job duties involving collecting waste and recycled material, there are many hazards they may encounter on a daily basis. Driving a garbage truck can be incredibly dangerous and, sadly, these accidents can result in the loss of life or a long-term disability. For those who are employed in this industry, understanding some of the common reasons why garbage truck accidents happen is pivotal.