Common Truck Accident Causes
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Trucks always come out on top in accidents with passenger cars. In mere
moments, your life and the lives of the people you love can change forever.
But what caused the accident? And how do you determine who is responsible?
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Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be traced back to many causes, and sometimes a combination
of causes. Sometimes the driver is at fault and other times, a parts manufacturer
or designer may be culpable.
The most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
Use of drugs or alcohol: Drugs or alcohol can greatly impair the mental and physical abilities
of any driver. However, due to their size, weight and distance required
to stop, tractor-trailers are especially dangerous in the hands of a driver
who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Fatigue: One of the most common and avoidable causes of truck accidents is driver
fatigue. Many truck drivers remain on the road long after they should
be resting. This occurs because truck drivers have schedules to keep.
However, strict laws regulate the maximum amount of time truck drivers
may operate their vehicle in a given week.
Inexperienced drivers: Driving an 18-wheeler or semi-truck requires special training and experience.
Unfortunately, to save money, some trucking companies hire inexperienced
drivers or do not provide their drivers with the necessary training.
Vehicle malfunction: Yet another cause of truck accidents involves vehicle malfunction. Defective
brakes can cause a big rig to stop suddenly or, worse yet, not at all.
Additionally, defective tires can shear off and strike other cars on the
road. Fortunately, proper truck maintenance can save lives in Tampa.
Speeding: If a truck driver is behind schedule, they may break the speed limit.
Speeding trucks are dangerous to everyone on the road. According to a
study performed by James Madison University, a passenger car moving at
80 miles per hour requires approximately 305 feet to stop, while a tractor
trailer, also moving at 80 miles per hour needs 582 feet in order to stop.
A truck accident can permanently affect your quality of life and land you
with extensive medical bills and lost wages. However, Attorney Bryan Caulfield
can help you pursue justice.
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