Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Truck accidents can be complicated events with many different factors to consider. Some driving errors may appear insignificant but can still result in catastrophe, especially where large trucks are concerned. These are some of the most common causes of truck-related accidents:

• Driver fatigue
• Careless driving
• Long work shifts
• Cell phone use
• Speeding
• Large body mass index and sleep apnea
• Erratic driving
• Improper turns
• Alcohol
• Illegal drugs
• Overcorrecting
• Weather-related problems
• Aggressive driving
• Failure to yield right-of-way
• Problems with tires, brakes, and lights

As there are so many ways an accident can occur, you need to have legal representation on your side that knows how to thoroughly analyze the evidence and aggressively ask the right questions. This is only part of what our experienced trucking accident litigators can do for you at Parsons Behle & Latimer.