Truck drivers have a lot of responsibility. They drive massive vehicles, and often drive long distances everyday. One Walmart truck driver was recently awarded a new truck from his company because he has travelled over 4 million miles without an accident. This is a rare occurrence in the trucking industry. While Walmart says that they equip all of their trucks with the latest safety technology to help assist drivers, many trucking companies don't hold safety to the highest standard.
Truck drivers can easily be fatigued, resulting in drowsy driving. Safety technology can help prevent truck accidents when a driver isn't reacting like a fully rested driver.
Truck accidents happen everyday across the country. When someone in Kansas City is injured because of a truck accident, they might find themselves not knowing where to turn for help. If they are taken to the hospital or have to spend an extended period of time in the hospital, they might not be getting paid and unsure of how to pay medical expenses and monthly bills.
Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney might be a wise decision. They can help a person seek compensation for lost wages and current and future medical expenses.
While some companies are investing in safety, many are not, so it is important that people understand their rights if they become a victim of a truck accident. An attorney can help a person get back on their feet after an accident with minimal impact on the person's financial wellbeing.
Source: Las Vegas Guardian Express, "Wal-Mart Trucker Warren Greeno Honored for 4 Million Miles Accident-Free," Lisa Nance, Sept. 23, 2013