Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating accidents on the road. Due to the size and weight of these trucks, most of these accidents end up being fatal, or lead to very serious injuries. Truck accidents can range from semi-trucks, to tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other types of large trucks.
If the accident occurred due to either the negligence of the truck driver or truck maintenance company, they will usually be held responsible for the damages and any injuries sustained.
What are the main causes for truck accidents?
Due to the overall danger of truck accidents there are numerous government regulations and agencies that seek to minimize injuries and accidents. For instance, there are strict regulations for the trucking industry, and the trucking companies are held to very high standards of health, safety and overall training. Regardless of all the training and regulations, accidents still occur.
The following are the most common reasons for accidents occurring:
- Distracted driving
- Overall driver fatigue
- Reckless driving, including speeding
- Failure to obey the rules of the road
- Driving under the influence
Even the smallest mistake that is easily correctable in a smaller vehicle can become catastrophic when a large truck is involved, especially if the other party was a pedestrian or a driving a motorcycle.
Truck accidents can also cause pile-ups and other large-scale accidents that involve multiple types of vehicles, thus making the impact of a truck accident far reaching.
If you've been in an accident involving a large truck, make sure you get in contact with the Khechumyan Law Offices as soon as possible. Working with a qualified lawyer can make all the difference between getting the compensation you deserve and getting compensation that is inadequate or unfair.
Don't wait until it's too late. The earlier you consult with a lawyer the better your chances are for receiving fair compensation.