Common causes of truck accidents

When an individual is involved in a truck accident, they may be facing significant physical injuries that completely change the way they live the rest of their life. The size and weight of a truck often contribute to very serious damage when involved in an accident. As a result of the difficulties associated with operating such a large vehicle, the trucking industry has strong regulations. Still, when an accident does happen, investigators will have to determine whether rules were broken, whether the truck was not properly maintained, or if there was a product defect that caused the truck to get into an accident.

One of the major causes of trucking accidents is that truck drivers are often driving drowsy, despite the regulations imposed on the number of hours they can drive without sleeping. Though there are state and federal regulations that determine how long a driver can drive without resting, the drivers are still under a lot of pressure by their employers to get to the destination quickly. Drowsy driving is very dangerous and often contributes to accidents.

Some of the other common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Trying to turn such a large vehicle too quickly without calculating turn radius
  • Speeding, which can cause the truck to jack-knife

If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our firm today.

Our firm understands that being seriously injured in an accident is a very difficult time in one’s life. If you need the effective services of an experienced Montgomery County attorney who focuses on personal injury or medical malpractice, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation today.