It’s the wave of the future for commercial trucks – sophisticated accident prevention technology. Since a fully-loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, this technology can be beneficial to keeping the roads safe in Waco and across the State of Texas.
Like many of today’s automobiles, these new safety features include:
While this technology sounds promising, it can have negative long-term consequences.
Drivers can become so reliant on safety features that their ability to judge potential accident risks and take evasive measures can be reduced.
Many of these features may fail to do what they’re designed to do for the following reasons:
When implementing modern safety technology, training is key. Trucking companies should ensure that their drivers are skilled, experienced, and understand how to use these safety features responsibly. Failure to do so could put the lives of other road users at risk, especially when something goes wrong.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident caused by an inattentive driver, you need a highly-skilled Waco truck accident attorney fighting on your behalf. Truck accident claims can be very complex, as they can involve multiple parties and insurance companies. Furthermore, trucking companies often go to great lengths to cover up any wrongdoing on their part.
The attorneys at Chad Jones Law, P.C. have over 20 years of experience representing motorists injured in truck accidents. Contact us today to proceed with your claim.