Causes of Truck Accidents

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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 and deserve.

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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
  • Drugged or drunk 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 personal injury 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. Call us today!

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