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What are the common causes of truck accidents?

It is hard to travel o major roadway and not encounter a large commercial truck. Now, more than ever, semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are relied on to transport goods to destinations within the state and across the nation. Although these massive vehicles assist commerce in Kentucky and elsewhere, these vehicles also present unique risks and dangers on the roadways. Because these vehicles are used to transport goods long distances, the drivers that operate these vehicles are often tasked with driving long hours and well into the night. This can generate the danger of drowsy driving, which could be the cause of a truck crash.

What are the common causes of truck accidents? Truck accidents could be the culprit of negligence stemming from various parties. Passenger vehicles could be traveling unsafe around a commercial truck, driving in their blind spots, changing lane abruptly in front of them or even traveling too closely to one. On the other hand, truck drivers and truck companies could be the cause of a truck accident. If federal trucking regulations are not upheld, this could be the underlying cause of a truck crash.

There are three main causes when it comes to truck accidents caused by truck drivers. First, they have not been properly trained. Trucks do not operate like smaller vehicles; therefore, driving techniques, safety concerns and defensive driving tactic must be learned. Next, there could be a system of compensation that encourages faster driving. In other words, truck drivers have an incentive to driver over the speed limit and for long hours in order to make more money. Finally, truck drivers are provided unrealistic schedules and expectations. Trucking companies might seek deliveries to be made so tightly that drivers have no choice but to speed and drive more hours than allowed by trucking regulations.

If you have fallen victim of a truck accident, it is important to understand the cause. This helps understand why the crash occurred and what party or parties are responsible. This can help with a victim's pursuit of a personal injury action. This civil claim not only helps with holding a negligent party accountable but also assists with the collection of compensation for losses and damages arising from the incident.

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