Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Due to the large size of commercial trucks, Truck Accidents may be more hazardous than a normal car accident.
Commercial trucks such as delivery trucks and big rigs present very unique dangers to other vehicles and drivers. Not only should the truck drivers be aware of the potential dangers of their large vehicles, but other drivers should also exercise extra caution when driving in the same vicinity.
Truck accidents may be caused by many different factors. There are several mistakes that car drivers make while driving near trucks and the majority of them may be avoided when proper attention is placed on driving. Here is a list of just a few mistakes car drivers make:
- Abruptly changing lanes in front of a truck
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to speed up or slow down when a truck is changing lanes
- Merging improperly into traffic
- Pulling into traffic without accelerating properly
These are just a few examples that may cause Truck Accidents. All may easily be avoided with a little extra caution by the car drivers. Being a responsible driver is not only the responisblity of car drivers, there are also factors that may cause truck accidents that are solely the responsibliy of the truck drivers.
It is imperative that commercial truck drivers be skilled and patient while driving, if there is insufficient training provided by a company this may lead to a truck accident. Often times companies have unrealistic expectations and schedules for truck drivers to follow. Truck accidents may occur due to the system of compensation that encourages faster vehicle speeds and more hours of consecutive travel than would normally be advised. If a truck causes an accident, the driver and the company may be held accountable for any injuries or property damage.
If you or a loved one was in a truck accident that was not your fault, contact one of our experienced Truck Accident Attorneys from The Brown Firm to help fight for your right to compensation.