Accidents or Injuries Resulting from Trucks Reversing
Truck accidents are sometimes caused by errors in judgment by truck drivers reversing their trucks and/or trailers. Most trucks have blind spots that make reversing difficult, especially when backing up with a trailer connected. In a recent case, a truck driver on foot was literally run over by a backing up truck, leaving the man with very serious injuries.
There are many precautions truck drivers must take. One of which is turning off the radio and other devices, such as hands-free phones and dialing devices in order to concentrate on backing up. This will eliminate or prevent the chance of injuries to other drivers, pedestrians and even the driver.
Truck drivers should be well-versed and trained in safely backing up their vehicles. The trucker’s commercial driver’s license requires that safety comes first.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a truck reversing, contact the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC 603-624-7200 or toll free 800-984-3151 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. We are here to assist you and your family so that responsible parties are held accountable for the injuries or death to individuals injured in truck accidents. We have extensive experience handling backing up truck injury cases.