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What are some common causes of truck accidents?

| Jun 6, 2018 | Truck Accidents

Cary drivers share the road with trucks every day. Trucks are a common sight on roads because they are needed to haul goods to businesses and people. Most of the time drivers can share the road safely, but occasionally a truck accident occurs that causes serious injuries.

There are many reasons why truck accidents occur. One is that the truck driver may not have adequate training. Truck drivers need to know how to drive defensively and know proper truck driving techniques. Speeding is another top reason why there are truck accidents. Trucks take much more time to stop and if they are speeding they can cause serious accidents. Drug use among truck drivers can also cause accidents. Prescription and illicit drugs affect a driver’s response time. Distracted driving is also a problem. Distractions outside of the truck can take driver’s attention away from driving. Also, truck driver fatigue remains an issue. Drivers are trying to meet tight deadlines and do not take enough time to rest, which can cause delayed reaction time.

When a person is involved in an accident in a truck it can be a serious affair. Trucks are generally much larger than other vehicles on the road, which means any type of collision can be deadly. Truck accidents can cause serious injuries such as head injuries, crushed organs, broken bones and even result in death. If a family is involved in an accident involving a large truck, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report and help determine what happened to cause the accident. Compensation may be available for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

No one expects that they will be involved in an accident with a truck. These accidents are often very serious, leading to injuries that can affect North Carolina residents for the rest of their lives.

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