Sacramento Truck Driver Error Attorney

Commercial truck drivers must abide by specific driving rules and regulations, and failing to do so results in truck driver error. Truck driver error is synonymous with truck driver negligence. Truck driver errors often result in truck accidents, thereby causing injuries and fatalities. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by truck driver error, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. The Law Offices of Shepard & Haven represents victims of truck driver errors and they offer a free case evaluation.

Common Truck Driver Errors

Common truck driver errors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving recklessly
  • Driving in extreme weather conditions
  • Driving without proper training
  • Failure to yield right of way to other drivers
  • Driving with improperly loaded cargo
  • Driving with excessive weight

Distracted Driving and Truck Driver Error

Distracted driving is a form of driver error that contributes to crashes. When a truck driver engages in distracted driving, they are not fully focused at the task at hand – driving and controlling the vehicle. Distracted driving includes the following:

  • Text messaging
  • Dialing, answering, speaking on cellphone
  • Eating, drinking or handling food
  • Grooming – looking in the rear-view mirror
  • Fumbling with the sound system controls
  • Looking at paperwork
  • Reaching for objects in the vehicle
  • Smoking and smoking-related behaviors
  • Talking on or listening to CB radio

According to, the Official U.S. Distracted Driving Website, more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2011. If you were injured by a truck driver whose distracted driving contributed to or caused an accident, you may seek compensation for injuries, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage and more.

Complimentary Case Review; No Fees Unless We Win or Settle Your Case

Shepard and Haven is a personal injury law firm that represents clients who have been injured by other’s negligent conduct. Commercial truck drivers owe a duty to the public to drive safely and in accordance to the rules of the road. Truck driver error is taken very seriously and when an injury or death results, the responsible parties must be held accountable for their negligence. The attorneys at Shepard and Haven have been practicing since 1974 and they have represented thousands of Sacramento personal injury clients over the years. There are no legal fees unless your case is settled or won in court. To schedule a free case review, contact the Sacramento Law Firm of Shepherd & Haven at 916-877-9433.

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Yuba City, California 95991