What Can Cause A Truck Accident?

Accidents are never something that you plan or can foresee. The whole point of an accident is that nobody saw it come – like a plot twist in a book that had no foreshadowing. As it is then, it can sometimes be difficult to assign blame as to whose fault it was. There are times when the accident was caused by driver error – carelessness can happen, or even a result of arrogant overestimation – or even the trucking company itself. Sometimes, it is due to a truck defect or malfunction.

There are numerous ways for an accident to occur. Not a single truck accident happens in exactly the same way as the other. The root causes can often be traced back to negligence, however.

Surprisingly enough, driver error is not the most common cause of these accidents. One of the most common causes of truck accidents is the negligence that roots to the trucking company itself. Not just anyone can operate a massive eighteen wheeler but some companies may opt to get just about anyone who can drive. There are certain aspects of the truck to consider – such as its considerably heavier weight as well as the blind spots that takes a certain level of experience in order to maneuver properly, in order to avoid accidents.

Some other causes of truck accidents are due to the lack of upkeep of the vehicle which can cause for the payload to fall off or damage the truck in some way. Fatigue is also another reason for truck accidents as truckers are only permitted to drive for fourteen hours a day, as it is a federal law. Fatigued drivers are nearly as dangerous as drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it has been said, and there have been many an accident that can prove that.

Be safe on the road and remain vigilant in order to avoid accidents like this at all costs—and if you have done all you can, know that the law will be on your side when the time comes.

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Larry Benneth+