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Truck

 

Trucking accidents often result in serious injuries and death due to the negligence of large transportation companies. Truck drivers in violation of hours of service requirements under the Federal Regulations may cause catastrophic truck accidents due to driver fatigue. Understanding the applicable state and federal trucking requirements is essential to investigate causation in any serious tractor-trailer trucking accident.

Accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks often have devastating results. Due to their size, weight, freight loads, and speed, even a relatively minor truck accident can cause catastrophic, permanent injuries or wrongful death.  Those seriously injured or killed in truck accidents are usually passengers of cars and other motor vehicles, whereas the driver of the tractor-trailer involved often escapes truck accidents with only minor injuries. Most people are injured in truck accidents because tractor-trailer drivers fail to take appropriate accident prevention measures.

The following is a list of accidents caused by Truck Drivers:

  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers

  • Inadequate Driver Training

  • Truck Driver Speeding

  • Failing to Follow Appropriate Safety Procedures

  • Improper Transportation of Equipment with Trailers

  • Failure to Properly Inspect Truck or Tractor-Trailer

  • Failure to Repair & Maintain Truck

  • Failure to Yield The Right of Way

  • 18 Wheeler Crash

  • DUI / DWI

  • Truck Driver Fatigue -- Driving Too Many Hours

  • Truck Driver Rushing to Meet a Tight Delivery Deadline

  • Truck Rollover

  • Obstructed View Backing Up/Moving In Reverse

  • Mechanical or Brake Failure / Defective Components

  • Tires Blow Up

  • Loads That Shift Weight

Some of the cases have been reviewed by the press.

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