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These days, more and more Americans have opted to do their holiday shopping online. Although online shopping means you will not have to fight traffic on the way to the mall or in busy parking lots, the gifts you buy online make their way to homes via truck delivery. The holidays now bring a major increase of large trucks on the roads. Also, people spend a lot more time on the roads during the holidays. Increased travel time and more trucks on the roads can be a dangerous combination.
The increase in freight traffic over the holidays results in a nearly 10 percent increase in risk for trucking accidents. Both truck drivers and passenger vehicles contribute to these accidents. However, there are some factors that tend to contribute to negligent trucking accidents, including the following.
By driving defensively and taking safety precautions, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones.
Truck accidents are unfortunately a common reality during the holiday season. If you have medical bills and vehicle repairs as a result of a trucking accident, call the experienced Cherry Hill truck accident lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. at 856-354-9444 or contact us online today. With offices located in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania we proudly represent injured motorists throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.