On the road, you have to watch out for many different hazards. From ice to traffic congestion, intoxicated drivers, fatigue, phone use and other distractions, there are unique risk factors that can lead to an accident. For example, some people are involved in wrecks because of a trailer.
Traffic collisions involving trailers are often very dangerous and can result in serious injuries or even the loss of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic collisions claimed more than 35,000 lives during 2015.
Reviewing the risks that come with trailers
Whether another driver fails to follow safety guidelines (such as checking the brake lights or turn signals on their trailer) or they switch lanes abruptly without paying attention to their trailer, there are various ways in which trailers can lead to motor vehicle crashes. In some instances, drivers cause an accident when debris falls out of their trailer onto the road or obstructs another driver’s ability to see clearly. Moreover, inexperienced drivers can also increase the odds of a collision, such as those pulling a trailer for the first time.
Reviewing the legal options available to accident victims
Whether you were struck by a negligent driver’s trailer or an accident occurred for any other reason, you need to examine your legal options. Sometimes, victims do not receive the compensation they deserve through insurance coverage and taking legal action is necessary. If you are considering filing suit against another driver, it is vital to take a close look at the details of the accident and get ready for court.