Causes of Truck Accidents
Major Factors in Collisions
Were you involved in a truck accident? Many people who are hit do not know
what caused the accident or who was at fault for the collision. There
has been plenty of research into determining the main causes of collisions
and what the contributing factors of
truck accidents are. Based on the findings, there are three factors common to several
Just like passenger car drivers, distracted driving is incredibly dangerous
to truck drivers. Operators who are texting, talking on the phone, looking
at maps and road signs or are unfamiliar with roadways may become distracted
from the road. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle
accidents in the U.S.
Truck drivers are usually on a tight schedule. They have deadlines to
meet and hundreds of miles to cross in short amounts of time. Although
regulations in place to help limit the amount of time that a driver goes without sleep,
driver fatigue is one of the main reasons why truck operators get into
collisions. It is estimated that a driver who stays awake for more than
24 hours may have the same reaction time as a driver who is intoxicated.
Driver fatigue is incredibly dangerous to truck drivers and passenger
Failure to maintain a truck can lead to break down, worn out brakes, computer
errors and a slew of other mechanical and maintenance problems. These
fast-moving, heavy machines sometimes operate 365 days a year and if drivers
or managing companies fail to properly maintain their vehicles, serious
complications can endure. Neglect to tires, brakes, hitches, and mud flaps
can lead to major collisions.
Injured? Contact a San Fernando Valley truck accident attorney!
If you were involved in an accident with a semi-truck and you feel that
the fault is on the part of the driver, it is important that you speak
with my firm. When you work with the Law Offices of Joel Parker, you will
receive outstanding legal representation for your injuries. We will fully
investigate your case to help derive the cause of the accident. With my
assistance, you should be able to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Contact my firm today to schedule a
free case evaluation.