Uncovering the Top Causes of Truck Accidents: Don't Let These Negligent Acts Go Unnoticed!

When it comes to accidents on the road, collisions involving large semi-trucks can be some of the most catastrophic. The size and weight of these vehicles can cause significant damage and lead to life-altering injuries or even fatalities. It is essential to understand the most common reasons for truck accidents so that you can stay vigilant and safe on the road.

Driver Mistakes

Truck drivers spend long hours on the road, often traveling great distances in a short amount of time. As a result, they may become fatigued, distracted, or make errors in judgment that lead to accidents. Examples of driver mistakes that can cause truck accidents include:
  1. Distracted driving
  2. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  3. Speeding
  4. Failure to check blind spots
  5. Failure to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles
  6. Failure to yield the right of way
Truck accidents can also occur due to faulty equipment or parts. Examples of truck components that can fail and cause an accident include:
  1. Brakes
  2. Tires
  3. Steering systems
  4. Transmission systems
If a faulty component or part causes an accident, it may be challenging to determine who is at fault without a thorough investigation by an experienced attorney.

Poor Maintenance

Trucks require regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure they are safe to operate. If a truck is not properly maintained, it can create unsafe driving conditions that increase the risk of an accident. Examples of maintenance issues that can cause truck accidents include:
  1. Worn or damaged brakes
  2. Malfunctioning lights or reflectors
  3. Worn or damaged tires
  4. Inadequate inspections

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Live Oak Injury Law Group, our experienced team is dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

Please note that the specific facts of your case should be analyzed by an attorney to determine your potential for recovery. Please call us to discuss the details of your case.
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