With less than 2 weeks left before we crown the end of yet another year, it is time to decorate the house and buy presents for the family. To do all of that, more than one shopping is required. Going shopping during the holidays is the worst thing you can do. It is essential but very dangerous for several reasons:
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions
- Traffic jams
- Overcrowded traffic
The number of car accidents that occur every holiday season are insanely high. However, another thing to keep an eye on is trucks. They have become an unexpected threat during the holiday season. But why is that and is there a way to avoid truck accidents?
Here is everything you need to know about road safety and how to avoid trucks
They Are Everywhere
Transportation of goods during the holiday season is at its peak. This means that there will be a lot of trucks on the roads and a lot of accidents. Truck drivers are notorious for driving long distances with minimum rest time. Their attention span is not what you would expect it to be, and their focus is not as sharp as that of a regular driver. Even though the logic would suggest otherwise (the more you driver, the more experience you gain and the more focused you are), they are simply too tired of their lifestyle and just want to finish everything and get some rest.
Being such, they pose a serious threat on the road. It is not strange for a truck driver to fall asleep behind the wheel and cause a serious accident. If by any chance you end up getting involved in one such accident, you should immediately contact Pittsburgh Truck Accident Attorneys and seek help in recovering your compensation.
Not Enough Space
Since highways will be overcrowded with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, it will be hard to move around. If you plan on going anywhere, either start traveling earlier or do not expect to arrive quickly. When you spot the trucks on the highway, be sure to give them enough space to break. They take significantly more time to come to a full stop and are different than cars in that way. Give them space, especially because the roads may be frozen and slippery. If the truck speeds up a bit and then starts breaking on an icy road, the chances are that the trailer will end up getting in a different lane, potentially hitting another vehicle and causing an accident to happen. Unfortunately, these things happen every year and very dangerous.
If you end up getting involved in a truck accident, call the Truck Accident Attorneys in Pittsburgh at SMA Law Group and request legal help. You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
Remember to always visit the hospital first, and once you are out of life danger, proceed with filing a claim against the reckless truck driver.