Truck drivers, as driving professionals, need to know when the roads are not safe to drive on. In cases when this may not be as cut and dry, these drivers need to know how to handle the weather. Changing speed and driving with more deliberate steering is an important way to manage many of the inherent dangers of driving in adverse weather.
For a free consultation regarding your legal options after sustaining an injury due to a truck driver’s negligence, contact the St. Louis driving during adverse conditions lawyers of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
Weather and Trucking
Truck drivers need to travel tremendous distances, sometimes in less time than is practical, in order to meet their deadlines. These trips can take a truck driver through a variety of different weather patterns and even climate areas. While a truck driver can begin in the rains of Pacific Northwest, they may end up in the arid heat of West Texas. This means that truck drivers need to be able to adapt quickly to changing weather patterns. Failure to adapt one’s driving or to exit the roadway when appropriate can be disastrous when the weather includes:
- Icy and snowy conditions
- Rainy conditions
- Dust storms
- High winds
A driver should make sure their vehicle is capable of handling these changing weather problems and change their own driving habits according to the weather.
If you have been injured because of a truck driver’s failure to adjust to the changing conditions of the roadway, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. To learn more about your rights and options as an injured motorist, contact the St. Louis driving during adverse conditions attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300.