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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Published on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm in Personal Injury.

When a Truck Accident occurs, severe damage and injuries almost always happen. Because of the large size and weight of tractor trailers, when they become involved in a collision with another vehicle, the damages are extensive.

When such an accident takes place due to negligence, the injured party may have the legal right to pursue a lawsuit against the driver or trucking company.

Some of the most common reasons for tractor trailer crashes in Georgia include the following:

Driver Error

There are a lot of factors that may contribute to negligent driving and lead to a truck accident. Some of the most common driver errors include:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Substance Abuse
  • Improper Training
  • Distractions, such as cell phones
  • Inattention while driving

Any of these factors have the potential to lead to unnecessary risks and the inability for the truck driver’s to react to the dangers on the roadways.

Equipment Failure

If a truck’s equipment is not working properly, it will not matter how safe the truck driver is. If a massive tractor trailer breaks down or a part becomes broken, the result can be catastrophic. If a truck part becomes defective, the manufacturer, mechanic who installed the part, or the trucking company may be held accountable for the accident and any injuries or damages that were caused.

Trucking Company Policies

The unrealistic schedules and expectations that are imposed by trucking companies may be a factor when it comes to a truck crash. There are tight deadlines that truck drivers are held to which may lead to improper loading, fatigue, excessive stress, or poor work conditions. This may become a very dangerous situation which can result in consequences on the road.

Improper Loading

When a truck is loaded improperly, it can cause an improper distribution of weight in the back of the trailer. When this occurs, the truck has the potential to malfunction while moving, dropping the load in the middle of the roadway, or toppling over.

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney of Being Involved in a Truck Accident

If you have been involved in a truck crash and believe it was caused by the negligence of the truck driver or trucking company, you will need the help of an experienced attorney if you wish to file a lawsuit.

At Bey & Associates, we have a team of attorneys who specialize in helping the victims of a tractor trailer crashes receive the compensation they deserve for the injuries and damages that they suffered.

Contact us for a free case evaluation with one of our expert Truck Accident Injury Attorneys today.