Risks Themselves

Because of its particular characteristics, articulated trucks and trailer are a few certainly dangerous travel companions. Factors such as its large size, its lesser maneuverability and stability, potential risks of the cargo or its significant weight make it necessary to think twice before acting. Otherwise, an eventual unplanned fortuitous could prove fatal, have tragic consequences for those who had been involved in the same. Risk factors characteristic of these nature of these authentic monsters of the road transport vehicles makes to present certain hazards own and unique, which do not concur in the conduct of other ordinary vehicles of less weight and dimensions. 1.

Firstly, the realization of certain spins, especially before especially steep curves, is especially complicated, still occasionally necessary for the driver to invade, partially or totally, the other track to carry them out. If with his performance this puts at risk the rest of users of the way this could be liable you for possible damages and damages of a possible collision. 2. On the other hand, before circulatory pathways especially narrow, as for example in the mountain passes, the truck could occupy almost all of the road, doing very complicated for vehicles travelling in the opposite direction circumvent it or move to occupy the hard shoulder, and may take place accidents to perform these delicate maneuvers, especially if this occurs on steep inclines. 3. Thirdly, given their large dimensions, for the driver of a truck could be very difficult to visualize to vehicles travelling behind you, especially when they are placed at points of zero visibility (behind and very close to the tail of the truck), passing unnoticed for the same and being able in his case (primarily developing circulatory Double Entendre) give rise to possible accidents.

4. A very particular risk factor is the so-called fold effect, given specifically on articulated vehicles, i.e., type trailer, in which the driver’s cab is physically separated from the cargo transported, contained in an anchored trailer and that could be separated from the same. Such an effect would be that, where the driver should perform a sudden manoeuvre (for example, if you give a volantazo), or if the pavement is in sliding conditions; cab and trailer move in different directions of out of control, putting at great risk to other road users. 5. On the other hand, the load could also be considered as a specific risk factor. And it is that its undue restraint or its hazardous nature (e.g. If it were flammable, toxic or explosive) could do that anytime there is a fatality. The claim for damages arising from an accident with a truck if as a consequence of any of these factors would have suffered damages or damages (whether personal or material) to the circular in the presence of trucks, could be able to bring a claim by them, provided that you had not contributed to the succession of the accident with some reckless or negligent action. In any case, it would be a good option to consultaras the options available to you to a lawyer in the matter. He may advise you and assess the chances of success of your complaints.