The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A.
Free Initial Consultations
Toll Free: 877-320-1851 | Phone: 919-899-9852
Call Us Now

COVID-19 Update: Our office is open and we are available for video conferencing and phone consultations. Please call us to learn more.

What causes truck accidents on the road?

Truck accidents often lead to serious injuries because they have the potential to cause multiple car and vehicular accidents in addition to pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Due to the size of most trucks, trucking companies try to ensure that only experienced commercial drivers are hired to drive such large vehicles.

The victim of a truck accident may suffer serious injuries or the person may even succumb to injuries. In most cases, the victims as well as their dependents may wish to consult an attorney in order to initiate a lawsuit against the trucking company to obtain compensation for accident-related medical expenses.

While accidents can have many different causes, there are a few unique cases that make truck accidents more likely. Drivers of smaller vehicles on North Carolina roads often do not understand the various problems that can occur while traveling alongside a truck. The sheer size of the vehicle can pose a problem for the other vehicles on the road. Therefore, it is sensible for drivers of smaller vehicles to maintain a safe distance from trucks, especially on highways and areas where the speed limits are higher.

In many cases, truck drivers get into high-traffic areas without having too many years of experience as commercial drivers. Commercial drivers, however, do have to abide by stricter rules than other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, those rules are often disobeyed by truck drivers who do not have the proper training or the requisite experience that is essential in a difficult traffic situation. Trucking companies often force their drivers to work too many consecutive hours, which is unsafe for the truck drivers as well as for the other people on the road. In such a situation, the truck driver might be suffering from driver fatigue, which can be devastating not only for the truck driver but also for the other drivers and pedestrians on the road.

Source:, "Common causes of truck accidents," Accessed on May 27, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Here's what other attorneys are saying...

"John is a great lawyer who works super hard for his clients. The results he obtains for his clients are phenomenal." - Brian Davis

Read More

John McCabe wrote "The Investigation and Analysis of Personal Injury Cases" in the best-selling book Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina. This is the book that other lawyers follow in handling personal injury cases.

  • Rated by | Super Lawyers | John M. McCabe |
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury
  • National Association of distinguished counsel | Nation's Top one percent 2017 | NADC
  • The Verdict Club | VC | Premier Trial Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms in North Carolina 2018
  • Nations's Premier | Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury | NAOPIA
  • 2014 | Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | 2020

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Office Location

The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A.
1130 Kildaire Farm Road
Suite 230
Cary, NC 27511

Toll Free: 877-320-1851
Phone: 919-899-9852
Fax: 919-833-3371
Cary Law Office Map