Trucking Accidents

Among vehicle accidents, truck accident injuries are the most severe and frequently fatal. Every year thousands of people are injured or killed as the result of truck accidents.

The most common causes for fatal truck, tractor-trailer, or semi truck accidents are:

  • Lack of training or experience on the part of the truck driver
  • Overloaded or oversized trucks
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Fatigued or tired driver; driving too long and too many hours without rest
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Truck drivers driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
  • Speeding over the limit or driving at high speeds beyond the road and weather conditions
  • Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to fog, snow, rain, or smoke
  • Dangerous or reckless truck driver with a long record of wrecks and citations
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Failure of truck to install an under-ride protection under-guard