What factors contribute to truck accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents are often very serious and unfortunately can result in serious injury or death. One of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents that occur on Pennsylvania’s network of highways are those that involve tractor trailers and other trucks. When these massive vehicles are involved in an accident with a smaller passenger vehicle, the injuries sustained are often quite serious. Despite the fact that there are federal regulations in place with the intent to keep truck drivers safe, accidents still happen.

There are many different factors that contribute to tractor-trailer accidents and it is important to take them into consideration when pursuing an accident case. Tractor trailers are such complex vehicles that one seemingly insignificant mistake can have devastating results.

Some of the many potential contributions to a tractor-trailer accident can include the following:

  • Poor visibility of other vehicles on the road due to the size of the truck and dangerous blind spots that may result in a smaller vehicle being run off the road
  • Trucks are often so heavy that it is easy for a driver to miscalculate how long it will take for the vehicle to come to a complete stop
  • Truck drivers are subject to driving for up to 11 consecutive hours without resting, which often means that they are very tired while driving. Drowsy driving is very dangerous but still happens even though there are regulations on how long a driver can go without sleeping
  • If a truck is not regularly maintained, it may be subject to brake issues, tire blowouts, and other issues that can result in an accident

If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation that can help ease some of the financial burdens caused by the accident. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney.

Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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