According to Findlaw.com, the large size of commercial trucks often leads to truck accidents, which is much more destructive than typical car accidents. It is based on this reason why trucks need routine maintenance and routine inspection before operating on the road.
TRUCKING ACCIDENTS ARE SERIOUS!
According to Findlaw.com, the large size of commercial trucks often leads to truck accidents, which is much more destructive than typical car accidents. It is based on this reason why trucks need routine maintenance and routine inspection before operating on the road. Huge rigs or semi-trucks with improperly connected trailers, brake failures, extremely worn tires, and improper load distribution semi-trucks can cause major accidents on the roadway. We initiate claims against all accountable parties. Potentially negligent parties could include:
- The driver
- The truck owner
- The truck manufacturer
- The truck loader
- The brake manufacturer
- The company responsible for the truck’s maintenance
Thompson Law Centers represents victims of eighteen-wheeler accidents, which includes their families and friends who suffered bodily injuries as a result of the negligence of a trucker.
There are rules governing how truck owners and drivers must manage truckers driving time on the road to substantially reduce a potential for an accident to occur. The FMCSA estimates the new rule can save up to seventy-five lives and stop thousands of fatigue-related crashes annually. With the pressure to deliver their products, drivers admitted to falling asleep at the while driving. Rules are put in place to avoid these and many other issues connected to lack of rest and sleep.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR ACCIDENT
While wide turning radius is a frequent cause of accidents, and poor weight distribution can trigger these enormous vehicles to rollover. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) monitors trucking accidents and cites driver error as 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than any other factor. Reasons for this include:
- Driving while distracted
- Failure to observe blind sports
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Substance abuse violations
- Failing to stop or yield
- Not knowing the route
- Health issues
- Inadequate vision
- Violations of hours
- Aggressive driving
RESOURCE FOR TRUCK RELATED ACCIDENT ARTICLES
- ‘No Trucks in the Left Lane’ Laws by State
- Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Overview
- Post-Accident Drug Testing Laws Overview
- Truck Accident FAQ
- Truck Accident Resources
- Truck Only Lanes: What You Need to Know
- Trucking Accident Settlements: What to Expect
- What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?
The Kurt Thompson Law Group will protect your rights and keep you informed of all your legal options. Our attorneys are available 24/7 including weekends in order to be there when you need us. Contact us today at 1-888-487-8971.