Everyone has somewhere else to be and everybody is in a hurry. That includes truck drivers who may be paid per mile, otherwise compensated for making good time, or who are simply eager to end their work day. Accordingly, some truck drivers may be aggressive. They may cut you off, tailgate, and put you in a situation that makes you feel unsafe.
Aggressive Drivers Are Unsafe
The reason that you feel unsafe is because you may be unsafe. If you find yourself near an aggressive truck driver then it is important to:
- Get out of the way. Stop, slow down, or pull over the road to avoid being near the driver.
- Make sure the trucker can see you at all times. The driver may not be concentrating the way that he should and it is important that he see you at all times.
- Do not let yourself become aggressive or angry. This will only make the situation more dangerous.
- Know that if there is an accident that it may not be your fault.
You can try to prevent truck crashes with aggressive drivers, but it may not always be possible.
Call a Missouri Truck Crash Lawyer if You’re Hurt
If you have been hurt by an aggressive and negligent trucker then you may have the right to recover damages for your injuries. Please contact an experienced Missouri truck accident attorney today at 573-348-0700 or 888-573-2670 to learn more. We also encourage you to download a FREE copy of our book, The Lies Smart People Believe About Missouri Insurance Claims, for more information about your rights.