Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen in the blink of an eye—especially when trucks are in heavily congested areas or traveling at high speeds. Though truck drivers often contribute to truck accidents by breaking the rules of the road or driving while intoxicated, trucking companies that push limits and violate regulations can also be held responsible for accidents.

Common Truck Accident Causes

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving
    Truck drivers are susceptible to distractions, including using cell phones, changing radio stations, chatting with passengers, and more. Because trucks are harder to stop or slow down than other vehicles, even brief moments of distraction can have serious consequences.
  • Regulation Violations
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. If these regulations are violated and trucks carry too much weight or go too long between repairs, accidents can occur.
  • Traffic Violations
    Truck drivers must follow the rules of the road just like everyone else. If truck drivers speed, run stop signs or red lights, or follow too closely, they may collide with other vehicles and cause wrecks.

No matter what caused your truck accident, the lawyers at Cofman Townsley will do our best to investigate and hold the negligent driver or trucking company accountable for your medical bills and lost wages.

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