Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular in Norfolk and throughout Virginia. They offer a fast way to pick up lunch or dinner on the go and often have more interesting menus than fast food restaurants. However, like other commercial truckers, food truck drivers can cause catastrophic injuries or death in a collision.
Three Reasons Why Food Truck Drivers Cause Truck Accidents
Food truck drivers cause collisions for many of the same reasons as other truckers. Speeding, distracted driving, and fatigue are a few of the causes of these tragic wrecks. However, there are also unique reasons that food truck crashes happen. They include the following:
- Fires. Many food trucks have propane gas or other cooking fuel stored in the truck so that the driver can cook and heat food in the truck. This increases the risk that a fire will erupt in a crash. Victims can suffer devastating burns that cause disfigurement, permanent scarring, and even death.
- Inexperience. Unlike other truck drivers, individuals who drive food trucks are primarily cooks and business people. Many drivers are untrained and inexperienced and do not know how to drive a large truck safely or how to maneuver the trucks on Norfolk’s busy streets—making it more likely that they will cause a wreck.
- Blind spots. Unlike autos, food trucks have large blind spots in the front and back of the truck and on both of its sides. Inexperienced drivers may not realize how large the blind spots are or forget to check them before changing lanes or making a turn.
Let Us Help You Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
If you suffered injuries in a food truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more under Virginia law. More than just the food truck operator may be liable to compensate you.
Our experienced truck accident lawyers are here to file your claims with the insurance companies for all liable parties and to fight so that you receive all that you deserve in your settlement. Call our Norfolk office or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.