What are typical causes of a truck accident?

Sadly, truck accidents happen all the time. They leave people with very serious injuries, and they often claim lives. When these accidents do happen, it is imperative that a full investigation be done to find out if any negligence or recklessness was involved in the crash. Sometimes, this is the case. But there are other reasons why a truck accident may occur.

Consider that, sometimes, it is actually the other vehicle's fault that a truck accident occurs. This can happen when another vehicle is traveling in a truck's blind spots, or when they abruptly merge in front of, or turn in front of, a truck. Remember, trucks are heavy, powerful vehicles with a lot of momentum. If you turn in front of one suddenly or brake suddenly, it will be very difficult for the truck to stop before it collides with your vehicle.

Of course, in many cases, the truck driver or the truck itself is to blame for the accident. Was the driver intoxicated in any way? Was the driver fatigued or asleep at the wheel? Was the driver properly trained in the first place? Was he or she operating his or her vehicle safely? What about the cargo itself? Was it properly stowed away and secured in the truck? The answers to all of these questions are very important in the wake of a truck accident?

No matter what caused a truck accident, it must be fully investigated and discovered. 

Source: FindLaw, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents," Accessed Dec. 29, 2017

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