In general, motor vehicle accidents can be devastating and cause serious injury. When motor vehicle accidents involve a large truck, the consequences can be even worse simply because of the size and the weight of a truck. Truck accidents are often quite complex, simply because trucks as a vehicle are much more difficult to drive than other vehicles. There are many different factors that may contribute to a truck accident, some of which include the following:
- The weight of a truck can reach up to 80,000 pounds. If a truck driver fails to hit the brakes in time, they may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting other vehicles and causing an accident. This is why it is so important for truck drivers to stay alert and keep their distance from other vehicles on the road.
- When drivers fail to abide by the state and federal regulations governing how long they can drive without rest, they are putting their lives and the lives of everyone else on the road at risk. Truck drivers are expected to make deliveries within a certain time frame but they also need to rest because drowsy driving can be very dangerous.
- When a truck is not properly maintained, parts can malfunction and cause serious accidents.
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, contact our firm today.
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