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What Causes a Truck Accident?
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Were you or a loved one in a trucking collision? You need to know what caused that accident. Drivers, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers could all be to blame for a serious collision. Depending on who is at fault, you can know who to hold accountable, and what steps to take for your financial recovery.
Since 1927, Crary Buchanan has defended clients’ rights with exceptional advocacy. With the insight of our Port St. Lucie truck accident lawyer, you can determine who to go after for compensation, recovering the damages you deserve for doctors’ visits, lost wages, hospitalization, medical bills, and other expenses. We also won’t charge a cent until you have been compensated.
Our awarded and experienced firm can help you.
See how in your free consultation with a Port St. Lucie injury lawyer.
Accidents Caused by Large Trucks
Several years ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study on 18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents. Of the 120,000 truck accidents that occurred during the study, only 3% of them were caused by environmental variables: 87% of the accidents were caused by a variable related to the driver.
Commercial truck drivers are highly trained and—generally speaking—skilled and patient drivers. However, some truck accidents are caused by unsafe commercial drivers.
Truck drivers can cause accidents due to:
- Poor training
- Being encouraged to log excessive hours behind the wheel
- Speeding to keep up with shipment goals
- Fatigue / tiredness
- Defective / uninspected brakes or other vehicle parts
Note that these are not always a trucker’s fault, as employers may be imposing unrealistic work schedules to facilitate productivity, risking the safety of other motorists by doing so. Our dedicated legal team can help you determine who is truly at fault for your trucking accident, and craft the compelling claim to seek maximum compensation.
Accidents Caused by Other Vehicles
Sometimes, smaller vehicles are responsible for trucking collisions. Unsafe acts on the part of a driver can result in serious or fatal trucking collisions. Sometimes, drivers don’t understand that trucks have limited maneuverability and visibility, so they drive unsafely around the truck and cause an accident. Trucks have large blind spots called “no-zones.” Motorists should avoid driving in these zones at all times. However, careless drives often linger in these blind spots, making it difficult for the truck driver change lanes or merge safely.
Other dangerous acts from drivers include:
- Unsafe lane changes near a truck
- Passing a truck on the right-hand side while the truck is turning to the right
- Turning in front of the truck at an intersection
- Merging aggressively, forcing the truck to slow down abruptly
- Refusing to slow down when a truck changes lanes in front of a car
- Pulling in front of a truck without accelerating enough
- Driving between two semi-trucks
Call (888) 899-8161 for a Port St. Lucie Truck Accident Attorney
Were you involved a serious truck accident? Our personal injury lawyers can help you understand your rights as an accident victim. Crary Buchanan has spent more than 85 years cultivating a reputation for excellence in legal representation. Our lawyers are skilled, experienced, and compassionate. We can help you create an effective and aggressive strategy to get the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Call Crary Buchanan today to see how a high-quality truck accident attorney can craft the compelling, successful claim you need!
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