Causes of Truck Accidents

Common Causes Of Truck Wrecks

Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles can have a wide range of causes, including:

  • Driver fatigue — Long haul truckers are often held to unreasonable schedules, which force them to operate their vehicles while extremely fatigued. Regulations regarding mandatory rest periods are often ignored.
  • Drug/alcohol abuse — If the driver of an 80,000 pound vehicle is abusing drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel, the risk to others extreme.
  • Mechanical failure — Worn tires, bad brakes and other mechanical issues can cause major accidents and catastrophic injuries.
  • Improper maintenance — Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles rack up an incredible number of miles every year. Without proper maintenance, those vehicles can become highly dangerous.
  • Lack of training — A lack of effective driver training can turn an otherwise safe tractor-trailer or commercial truck into a very dangerous one.
  • Hiring unqualified drivers — With the boom in the oil and gas industry in our area, many unqualified drivers may be finding themselves behind the wheel of a big rig. This puts everyone else at risk.

If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other type of commercial vehicle, secure the representation of a skilled personal injury attorney to ensure your right to full compensation is protected.

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More information is available on our Trucking Accident FAQ.

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