The intimidating size and power of an 18-wheeler can put any motorist in panic mode, but truckers around the nation are expected to drive with extreme caution at all times. To protect truckers and other motorists, trucking companies abide by a series of laws that help regulate cargo weight and driving hours. While these regulations can help keep drivers safe, some truckers and trucking companies will often continue to exhibit negligent actions while on the road. To help motorists avoid these devastating wrecks, it’s important to fully comprehend the most common causes behind trucking accidents.
The Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Like other drivers, truckers make honest mistakes. However, many trucking accidents are usually attributed to negligent acts that could have been avoided had the driver or trucking company taken proper precautions. Common causes of negligent trucking accidents include:
- Improperly secured cargo
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving distractions (texting, phone calls, eating)
- Untrained or undertrained drivers
- Aggressive drivin
Legal Support When You Need It
A truck driver’s negligence can place you and your family in a very dangerous position with the potential of much emotional and physical pain. The medical bills, loss of wages and funeral fees you may experience after a devastating truck accident can be overly burdening.
The Greenway Law Firm knows just what it takes to provide you and your family with the compensation you deserve. Our strategy-building process is carried out with the utmost professionalism and expertise while keeping your family’s needs in mind.
Don’t let a trucking accident bring unbearable pain for your family. The Greenway Law Firm is here when you need it most. If you need the determination, skill and knowledge of a personal injury attorney, contact us in Austin today.