Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There are numerous reasons why sudden, unexpected truck crash occurs on our local highways. There have been several frequent causes, however, which have been identified by the federal motor carrier safety administration (FMCSA) and the department of transportation office of motor carrier compliance as the most common, or leading, causes of highway collisions. The following are a few of the primary causes of a traffic fatality or serious injury because of a truck crash: More on this website

* Physical factors affecting the driver
* Falling asleep or drowsy driving
* Aggressive driving
* Driving under the influence
* Trucks hitting pedestrians
* Collision between a big rig and smaller passenger vehicle
* Trucks hitting fixed objects
* Loss of control
* Tire blowout
* Vehicle failure
* Weather conditions

Most of these common types of semi-truck accidents involved combination trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers (tractor trucks pulling a trailer). Additionally, FMCSA and OMCC have identified an array of truck types involved in fatal collisions or serious crashes:

* 18 wheelers
* 22 wheelers
* dump trucks
* tankers
* garbage trucks
* cement mixers
* auto carriers
* livestock carriers
* flatbed trucks
* flatbed trailers
* box trucks

Trucking Accident Assistance
It’s frequently challenging for an individual to gauge the level of devastation that has just occurred after a truck collision. An individual involved in any semi-truck accident must seek medical attention immediately at the scene and nearby medical center. Even if the passenger vehicle driver or passengers do not immediately feel pain after such an accident, they may be dazed, confused, or shell-shocked because of the force of the collision. The personal injury might be internal, such as brain hemorrhage, herniated disc, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury. An examination by a doctor immediately following a semi-truck crash can make certain that suitable safety precautions are taken. Suppose the personal injury was caused by the motor carrier’s negligence, including that of the truck driver, trucking company, or other third parties. In that case, the victim should promptly contact a personal injury lawyer and truck accident attorney to review the circumstances, begin an investigation, and if called for, prepare a truck accident claim.

While preparing a truck accident lawsuit may seem to some like a quick reaction to a trucking accident that occurred recently, the fact is your truck accident lawyer wants to have subpoena power to secure witness information, preserve critical evidence, and move the case forward as quickly as possible. Semi accidents, including tractor-trailer accidents, big rig accidents, and 18-wheeler accidents, often result in wrongful death or catastrophic injury. Delays typically only help the motor carrier, not the truck accident injury victim. So acting promptly is essential to prove the truck company’s liability quickly. Call us today. We’re here to help.

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