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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Causes

Even though commercial trucks have become a common sight on the interstates and highways, some motorists have become complacent and have forgotten just how dangerous commercial trucks can be. Dashner Law specializes in tractor-trailer truck accidents and knows how important it is to arm yourself with knowledge about just how deadly commercial trucks can be.

Driver Error

Driver error is one of the biggest causes of accidents with commercial trucks. Truck drivers might be tired, distracted or suffering from substance abuse, all of which might lead to an accident and you needing a lawyer.

Equipment Failure

Another cause of truck accidents is equipment failure. The truck might be outfitted with defective tires, poorly maintained brakes or they might not have the proper reverse-detection warning devices. In most cases, equipment failure can be caught if the driver conducts a proper pre-trip inspection.

Weather Conditions

Inclement weather can lead to any kind of accident while on the road, but the sheer size and mass of commercial trucks can make those accidents that much more devastating. Bad weather can hamper a truck driver’s braking distance. Drivers also might not be used to the weather in a certain area and not know what to expect, which can also lead to truck accidents.

Improper Loading

A truck’s load should be secured correctly in order to make sure that it stays well in place. Improperly balanced trucks can topple over, or the load might fall into the road.

If you or any people you know have had to deal with the effects of truck accidents, be sure that you turn to a professional Arlington lawyer at Dasher Law. Whenever you are ready, give us a call at 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980


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