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Causes of Trucking Accidents

Causes of Trucking Accidents

One of the most crucial aspects that must be addressed in the aftermath of a truck accident is determining the cause of the collision. Unlike other types of car accidents, it can be less clear as to what led up to a truck collision; often several factors are to blame for the accident. The responsible party or parties of an accident can only be held liable if the causes of a trucking collision are properly identified and connected with the offending party or extenuating circumstances that led to them. Therefore, obtaining a personal injury lawyer that can investigate your case and identify the causes that led to it will be crucial when ensuring that your health and wellbeing are protected after an injury accident such as those caused by truck operation failures and the like.

The large size and weight of trucking vehicles make them ones that are inherently more prone to creating catastrophic results should an accident occur. However, these are not factors that can be solely held responsible for the damaging effects that result from these types of accidents. More often than not, an epic combination of circumstances led to the truck accident which you were recently involved in, and it is up to your attorney to assess the situation and determine what those circumstances were.

Looking at the statistics of truck accidents and the number of serious injuries and fatalities they have caused is enough to leave anyone anxious to uncover the reason for catastrophic accidents of this nature. However, this is much easier said than done. In reality, it is difficult to safely assume that only one major cause exists which can account for the disastrous effects of a trucking accident. At the top of the list of reasons could be driver negligence. This might take the form of fatigued driving, distracted driving, failure to note blind spot deficiencies, etc. However, this is only one of a long list of factors that may have been involved in the lead-up to a collision. Also of possible cause could be adverse weather conditions, an overloaded trailer, inadequate maintenance of vehicle products, defective equipment, a company's failure to fire drivers with habitual drug and alcohol abuse problems, etc.

The causes of trucking accidents are virtually limitless, making it nearly impossible to fully prevent the accidents from happening. However, this is not to say that action cannot be taken to better prevent them from occurring. While adverse weather conditions cannot be controlled, the drivers who operate trucks can be advised not to drive in these conditions. While drunk drivers on the road cannot be avoided, truck drivers can be held to standards which prevent them from drinking while on the job. While there is always a possibility for product malfunction, trucking laws can ensure that adequate testing and maintenance curb the problem.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer

The number of truck accident causes can seem daunting to victims who are now trying to pursue the incident in court. However, with the help of an attorney at Andrew Toscano the weight of this burden will be taken off your shoulders. Our team understands the complex nature of truck accidents and how these matters should be addressed when brought to court. Even out-of-court settlements will benefit from retaining our services, as we know the investigative procedures and legal steps that need to be taken to produce a successful outcome to your case.

Although many causes exist when it comes to truck accidents, it is not impossible to legally take action. We can hold more than one party responsible for the injuries and/or fatalities that result from an accident of this nature. In fact, we have taken on some of the biggest truck accident cases in the country. We have dedicated our professional careers to representing the victims of personal injury accidents such as trucking collisions, and we are ready to do the same for you.


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