Common Causes of Truck Accidents. 

A truck is a heavy vehicle, and colliding with such a vehicle can lead to fatal outcomes. Studies have shown that a person gets severely injured or killed in a truck accident every fifteen minutes. Also, 500,000 truck accidents occur annually. 

Getting into a truck accident can leave you with several irreversible injuries, or in some situations, it may result in wrongful death. In such cases, you can demand compensation from the negligent driver responsible for the injuries, damage, or death of a loved one. One must be aware of the complexity of truck accidents, and without the guidance of truck accident attorneys filing a claim or getting a fair settlement can get complicated. 

Causes of truck accidents. 

It has been reported that truck accidents have more than one cause, and the exact cause of a truck accident can be determined only in some cases. 

  1. Rash driving. 

Truck drivers carry goods and other products from one city to another, and for that, they drive for almost anywhere between 6-12 hours a day. It is human nature to get your job done as soon as possible, so truck drivers drive at a very high speed without considering the road safety rules. Moreover, trucks are not like cars, so a panic situation that could be easily avoided in a car can lead to unpredictable outcomes when driving a truck. 

  1. Fatigued driving and lack of time. 

As mentioned above, truck drivers deliver goods in between cities. They must follow a specific deadline. To deliver the cargo or products in time, the truck drivers often Overspeed and avoid taking breaks between their journeys. 

  1. Blindspot accidents. 

Unlike cars, trucks have multiple blind spots. A truck driver must be well aware of their blind spots before changing a lane or when trying to overtake. This may reduce the chances of an accident. 

  1. Broken brakes. 

A truck may weigh anywhere between 50,000-100,000 pounds. This makes it essential for a truck driver to start slowing down 300-800 meters before approaching a traffic signal or a residential area. If the brakes are not working or the weather conditions are poor, a driver may fail to stop the truck at the right time. 

Other reasons may include DIU, distracted driving, and overloading or improper truck loading. 

Hire a truck accident attorney. 

If you have been injured in a truck accident, contacting a lawyer will be beneficial. A lawyer will identify the liable party, help you collect evidence, negotiate with the insurance company when necessary, and get a fair settlement. 

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Frances Garret