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Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, semi trucks, tractor trailers and other large freight carriers tower over the small passenger vehicles they must share the road with. Especially on major highways and at higher speeds, seemingly insignificant driving errors that may occur without consequence where small vehicles are concerned can result in catastrophe when a large truck is involved. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, determining the cause of the accident may be difficult. An experienced lawyer at the Truck Accident Lawyer Group can gather evidence and work with experts to understand the cause of your accident and file claims against the responsible parties.

There are many factors that can cause a truck accident. However, if a truck driver completes regular routine maintenance on his rig, and follows the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, many truck accidents can be prevented.

Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles often cause serious injury and death. Federal and state legislation has sought to reduce these incidents by regulating the trucking industry. There are however several common causes of accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles which consistently occur. For victims of truck accident, knowing these common causes may assist you in pinpointing areas of interest that your truck accident attorney may want to discuss and review. Common causes of truck accidents on U.S. roads include:

A number of factors can cause truck accidents - from bad or slippery road conditions, to driver fatigue, equipment failure or a combination of factors. It is important to begin investigating the cause of the accident as soon as possible so that evidence can be preserved. It may be necessary to work with experts in building your case. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

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