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What Are Some of the Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?

All over the streets and roads of Rockford, IL there are hundreds of large trucks no matter where you travel. These trucks are an important part of business and of life in general as they deliver practically everything we need as consumers to the places we need them. While most trucking companies emphasize safety and courtesy on the road, unfortunately there are some truck drivers that still do not use enough caution when they are on duty. In addition, some trucking companies do not follow driving restrictions properly. These are the kinds of things that can lead to accidents.

Like any motor vehicle accident, truck accidents happen for many different reasons. The following are some of the most common causes of truck accidents:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving error
  • Faulty vehicles
  • Bad weather
  • Inadequate training
  • Improper or incorrect loading
  • Vehicles not adequately maintained

Not all accidents involving large trucks are the fault of the truck driver or of the trucking company. Sometimes, drivers of other vehicles do not use enough caution around trucks, which can also lead to truck accidents. However, no matter the cause truck accidents are usually very serious. People are often hurt in truck accidents and many times people are killed. When truck drivers make poor choices, like driving distracted or trying to drive too many consecutive hours without rest, these are the kinds of conditions that lead to serious accidents.

When a serious truck accident occurs anyone who is hurt should seek the advice of a truck accident attorney as soon as they can. Obviously, when a truck driver causes an accident he or she could be held accountable and be ordered to pay damages. In addition, the trucking company can also be held accountable in certain situations when accidents happen. That’s why it’s important to speak with an attorney who will be able to determine who is at fault and who can be included in a claim or lawsuit.

At the Law Office of Brassfield, Krueger and Ramlow, in Rockford, IL we understand all the possible factors that could play a role in a truck accident and we know how to pursue the right angles in these situations. We have years of experience fighting for the victims in truck accidents and we can help you, too. Please contact our office today for aggressive help with your truck accident case. Call us at 813-315-9845, or connect with us online by clicking here.

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