Causes of Truck Accidents
Charleston Truck Accident Lawyer
While a percentage of truck accidents are caused by the drivers of smaller
passenger sized vehicles, in many cases the accident was caused by truck
driver error or negligence. If you were injured in an accident involving
a semi-truck, Preston & Salango, PLLC can provide you with the quality
legal representation from Charleston truck accident attorneys you need
Not only does our team have over 40 years of collective experience, but
our tenacious commitment to our clients' cases has resulted in professional
accolades including the
AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and inclusion in
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents
While any number of factors can contribute to a truck accident, in the
absence of hazardous weather conditions or defective auto parts, the most
common causes of trucking accidents involving truck driver error, include:
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving
- Overloaded trucks
Driver distraction (e.g. texting while driving)
- Inadequate driver training
- Improper maintenance
While truck drivers are expected to adhere to federal regulations that
govern the trucking industry, all too often unrealistic schedules and
expectations from trucking companies push their drivers beyond their physical
limitations, despite the safety risks involved.
If the driver has logged too many hours and drives fatigued, they can be
ill-equipped to handle unexpected weather or traffic conditions.
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At Preston & Salango, PLLC, our Charleston
truck accident attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the federal laws that govern the
trucking industry. The causes of a truck accident may not be clear initially,
and often require an investigation and the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you will want to hire a truck
accident lawyer to investigate the details of the case to determine the cause.
Our legal team advocates for injured victims and is dedicated to pursuing
maximum compensation on your behalf so you have the resources necessary
to pay for your medical care, your vehicle, lost wages and other expenses.
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