As a plaintiff lawyer in Beaumont, Texas, I am deeply concerned about the increasing number of fatalities resulting from tractor trailer collisions on our highways. In recent years, the number of fatalities due to these collisions has risen dramatically, and it is a tragedy that so many lives have been lost.
The causes of these collisions are varied, but some of the most common include driver fatigue, distracted driving, and inadequate maintenance of the tractor trailers. Driver fatigue is a major factor, as many truck drivers are on the road for long hours and many not be getting the rest they need to stay alert and safe. Distracted driving is also a major issue, as drivers may be using their phones or other devices while behind the wheel. Finally, inadequate maintenance of the tractor trailers can lead to mechanical failures that can cause serious accidents.
It is essential that we take steps to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from tractor trailers collisions. We must ensure that truck drivers are getting the rest they need, that they are not distracted while driving, and that the tractor trailers are properly maintained. We must also ensure that the roads are safe and that drivers are following the rules of the road.
It is my hope that by taking the steps, we can reduce the number of fatalities resulting from tractor-trailer collisions and make our highways safer for everyone.