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CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS – COMMON INCIDENTS

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS – COMMON INCIDENTS

July 9, 2012


There are over 46,000 miles of highway within the US highway system. Thousands of trucks and vehicles travel on these roadways daily and as a result, a significant number of truck accidents occur each year. Below are some of the most common causes for truck accidents on our nation’s roadways:

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents:

  • Driving without proper training or qualifications by truck operator
  • Excessive speed
  • Alcohol/prescription medication/drug use
  • Driving without proper rest (driver fatigue)
  • Falling debris from trucks
  • Tire damage/failure
  • Exceeding maximum load capacity
  • Blind spot-related accidents
  • Driving while distracted (texting, PDA use, phone calls, etc)
  • … and more


If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a truck, chances are one or more of the above factors played a role in your accident. At the Truck Accident Lawyer Group, we fight for victim’s rights to ensure adequate compensation as a result of injuries sustained from trucking-related accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact our law office today for a free and confidential phone consultation. You may contact us by calling 877-736-4222 or by filling in your information on the right hand side of this page.