Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents Require Excellent Representation And Prompt Investigation To Determine Cause

Most truck accidents aren’t really accidents. They are caused by deliberate actions such as driving too fast, using drugs to stay awake, overloading a truck or skipping a required maintenance check. When a trucking company or driver takes a risk to save time or money, it is always the passengers in the other vehicle who pay the price.

At Friedman Law Offices, our lawyers will work with accident reconstructionists and other experts to determine the cause of your car-truck accident and hold the responsible party accountable. From our offices in Lincoln, we represent truck accident victims and their families throughout Nebraska. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Causes Of Truck Accidents

Common causes of car-truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving by the truck driver, such as tailgating
  • Truck equipment failure, such as tire blowouts or defective brakes
  • Overloading or improper loading of the trailer
  • Unsecured items that fall off the trailer and hit cars
  • Use of drugs or alcohol by the truck driver
  • Unsafe passing
  • Truck jackknifing
  • Negligent driving by the truck operator, such as driving too fast or following too close in poor weather conditions
  • Driving in a truck’s blind spot
  • Being crushed by a tractor-trailer making a wide turn

Many accidents are caused by deliberate violations of trucking safety regulations, such as skipping legally required rest breaks. Prompt investigation is essential in truck accident cases, before evidence such as driver logbooks and GPS systems disappear.

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