Common Commercial Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration periodically conducts a Large Truck Causation Study to determine the most common commercial truck accidents.
What are the most common commercial truck accidents?
While every truck accident is unique, there are a few common causes for the majority of truck accidents.
The most common cause of commercial truck crashes is driver error. Driver error can be on the part of the truck driver, or on the part of the other driver involved in the accident.
Despite regulating the number of service hours a truck driver can operate a commercial vehicle, there are some drivers who violate these regulations in order to meet delivery times.
Driving while impaired
Driving a large commercial truck while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only illegal, but incredibly dangerous.
If a commercial truck is not properly loaded, then rollovers and difficulty stopping may occur.
Defective maintenance or parts
Similar to other commercial transportation businesses, like airplanes, trucks require continued maintenance to make sure these vehicle are functioning safely.
While weather conditions are beyond the control of a commercial truck driver, drivers can control whether or not they continue to operate a truck in bad weather or pull over.
Schedule a free Maryland Truck Accident Attorney consultation
Determining the cause of a truck accident is a vital step in the process of determining who is at fault and who may be held liable for the injuries of those involved.
After being involved in a truck accident, victims may have serious, life-altering injuries that will cause them to lose time at work and rack up considerable medical expenses
If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent acts, then call the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free Maryland personal injury consultation. Carroll County Truck Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Maryland insurance adjuster that knows what you’re up against.
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