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What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

Last updated 5 years ago

Truck accidents can be terrifying and lead to serious injuries. Victims often suffer burns, broken bones, brain injuries, and scarring. Continue reading to learn about the leading causes of truck accidents and contact a personal injury attorney if you have questions about your injuries and right to recover compensation.

Vehicle Problems
Trucks require each of their parts to function properly to keep the truck moving. When there are problems with the vehicle, accidents are nearly inevitable. Problems with the brakes and tires are some of the leading causes of truck accidents.

Driver Error
Truck drivers are human and make mistakes like all drivers. One of the most common causes of truck accidents is speeding. Speeding is dangerous in all circumstances, but when you add the weight of the truck’s cargo to the accident, the risk of injury increases dramatically. Truck drivers also cause accidents in some cases by making illegal moves, driving while distracted, or following too closely. Finally, fatigue, drug use, and alcohol abuse all can contribute to driver error.

Other Factors
Even the most experienced drivers can have difficulty operating their truck properly when there are problems with the road or when weather conditions become extreme. Additionally, truck drivers often report feeling pressure from their employer to make deliveries on tight deadlines.

Truck accidents are usually much more complicated than car accidents, and there are a number of parties who may be liable for your injuries. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to contact an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. At McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C., our attorneys are well-versed in the applicable law and will defend your rights, so call (773) 779-9885 today.



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