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Causes of Truck Accident

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Causes of a Truck Accident

Negligent driving causes truck accidents every day. These accidents change the lives of many individuals by causing serious injuries or death. Most truck accidents are preventable if the appropriate care is taken. Rather than admit driver negligence, insurance companies use road or weather conditions as the reason for the accident – this is not always the case.

When a passenger vehicle and a big rig collide, the consequences are usually catastrophic. The large size of the truck is a guarantee that the collision will be serious or deadly. Most accidents can be avoided; however, if you were unlucky enough to be involved in one caused by negligence, The Trucking Accident Attoreneys of the Garcia Law Firm can help you establish a case to get you compensated. We will fight for you in court to recover for all the damages that you are legally entitled to.

Statistics

One in every four commercial trucks is unsafe and should not be on our highways. Thousands of people are killed every year in trucking accidents.

Causes

There are 2 main reasons for semi-truck or tractor-trailer accidents. Either the truck driver was behaving negligently or the commercial trucking company practiced negligent policies that endangered not just their drivers, but everyone else on the road. The following examples roll up into these two main reasons:

Examples of Driver Negligence

• Fatigue
• Inattentive or distracted driving (Negligent technology usage – cell phones, texting, sending e-mails)
• Violation of trucking laws
• Driving tactics in dangerous weather conditions
• Driving tactics in unsafe road conditions.
• Improper loading of cargo

Examples of Commercial Trucking Company Negligence

• Negligent hiring – company did not verify driver’s history or credentials - inexperienced
• Negligent scheduling of drivers
• Maintenance – defective brakes, tires, lights
• Defective truck parts – brakes, poor hydraulics, tires


At The Garcia Law Firm, once the caused is determined, our attorneys will fight to prove that the trucking company or the driver was negligent. We will make them responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and all other out-of-pocket expenses you incur. If you have questions regarding your legal rights, call us today at 800-281-8515 for a free consultation. We will discuss all your options and tell you where you stand.

 

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