Due to their size, commercial trucks have the potential to cause serious harm to any person or object that it comes in contact with. While accidents caused by private vehicles are dangerous as well, they cannot be compared to the damage that results from a commercial truck accident. Numerous regulations exist for the sole reason of preventing the destruction that these vehicles can cause. However, these rules are not always followed and, because of this, serious injury or death can occur.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or death at the hands of a commercial truck, contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible.
What are some common causes of commercial truck accidents?
The most common causes of a commercial truck accident are:
- The actions of another driver
- Negligence of the truck driver
- Truck driver driving tired
While the causes listed above do not seem to be much different from the causes of private vehicle accidents, truck drivers are often placed in a more stressful environment which increases the chances of the above causes occurring.
Why are truck drivers placed in a more stressful environment?
The government understands that trucking accidents can cause major damage. Their understanding is why numerous regulations exist. Some regulations include:
- Limits on the amount of driving a driver can do
- Vehicle maintenance standards
- Different speeding laws
However, these regulations are not always followed. Since trucking companies are in the business of making money, truck drivers are pushed beyond their limits and safety regulations are sometimes ignored in order to get a shipment out on time. The legal limits of driving for a trucker can already be exhausting and pushing that boundary even further only increases the opportunities for negligence to occur.
If any of the above-listed regulations are broken, you will have a case for negligence against one of the involved parties.
Why is it important to contact an attorney as soon as possible?
Simply put, truck accidents are much more dangerous than accidents caused by cars. Trucks are more likely to cause a serious or permanent injury. By taking legal action immediately, you can recover the compensation that you are entitled to as soon as possible.
Our team of attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive the appropriate payment for the physical and mental damages that you have suffered through. By contacting us now, we can start the fight to protect you and your family.