Top Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys Serving Atlanta, Marietta, Cumming, And Nearby Areas Of Georgia

Posted: June 19, 2018

In a perfect world, drivers would pay close attention to the road at all times and conditions would be perfectly controlled for a smooth and uneventful drive. Unfortunately, there are in fact many things that can go wrong when out on the road, and commercial truck accidents happen every day. These accidents often involve catastrophic injury and death, due to how large and heavy commercial trucks are.

If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, please do not hesitate to contact our commercial vehicle accident law firm in Atlanta today by calling 770-999-9015. We offer free, no-obligation consultations for victims of commercial truck accidents.

Driver Negligence Is Main Cause of Truck Accidents

Driver negligence, whether on the part of the truck driver or surrounding cars, is the main cause of major accidents on the road. Driver negligence encompasses a wide range of behaviors, including:

  • Distracted driving such as texting, eating, or looking at GPS
  • Reckless behaviors such as speeding or aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Tailgating
  • Attempting to pass on the wrong side of the road

In cases where the truck driver is at fault, often the accident is caused by drowsiness, driving under the influence, or reckless driving. However, drivers in smaller cars are also often the cause of commercial vehicle accidents. Car drivers often behave recklessly around trucks, for instance trying to pass in unsafe conditions, following too closely behind, or driving in a truck's blind spot.

If you were injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, we can help to pinpoint liability and recover damages for your medical bills as well as pain and suffering.

Other Commercial Vehicle Accident Causes

It's not always the fault of the driver when a major truck accident happens. Other common causes can include:

  • Mechanical failure
  • Improper training
  • Dangerous roads

Large commercial trucks need lots of maintenance and rely on all parts being in good working order. If a mechanical failure happens due to a defective part or inadequate maintenance, liability may be placed on the part manufacturer or the maintenance shop that was careless in their duty.

In addition, it is a trucking company's duty to properly train all of their drivers. If a driver is inadequately trained and inadvertently causes an accident due to this lack of training, the trucking company that hired the driver may be found partially at fault.

If an accident was caused by dangerous conditions on a road that were known about but not fixed in a timely manner, the government may share in the blame for the accident.

Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys have the experience necessary to be able to examine the facts of a truck accident and help find the liable party and bring them to justice. When dealing with the major injuries or even fatalities that result from a commercial truck accident, you want a law firm with deep experience who can reliably navigate the legalities and regulations involved.

Schedule Your Truck Accident Consultation

If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-999-9015 to schedule your free consultation. You won't owe a penny until we win or settle your case, so you have nothing to lose by calling. We are also bilingual in Spanish and English.

We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and greater Atlanta, GA.

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