The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can cause devastating injuries and damage to both the truck driver and those in other vehicles involved. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it's important to understand the most common causes of these incidents in order to seek the compensation you deserve. At Roden Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accident cases and are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complex legal issues involved in these cases.
Here are five common causes of truck accidents:
Driver fatigue: Truck drivers often work long hours and drive for extended periods of time, which can lead to drowsiness and decreased reaction times. Additionally, many truck drivers suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, which can further contribute to fatigue. If a truck driver is found to have been fatigued at the time of an accident, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries or damage.
Reckless or negligent driving: This can include speeding, failing to obey traffic laws, and failing to properly maintain the truck. In addition, truck drivers may engage in dangerous behaviors such as distracted driving, which can include using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving.
The condition of the truck itself: Trucks must be regularly maintained and inspected to ensure they are operating safely. If a truck is found to have been poorly maintained or not inspected as required, the trucking company may be held liable for any resulting accidents.
Poor weather or road conditions: Rain, snow, and ice can make it difficult for truck drivers to control their vehicles, especially if they are driving at high speeds. Additionally, poorly maintained roads with potholes and other hazards can be dangerous for truck drivers.
Cargo shifting: Trucks are carrying large loads and improper loading, or failure to secure the cargo can cause the load to shift, which can cause the truck to lose control and crash.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it's important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Roden Law Firm, our attorneys have experience handling truck accident cases and are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or click here to learn more about how we can help with your case.