Common Causes of Big Truck Accidents
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Feb 02, 2015 in Trucking Accidents
The majority of causes in big truck accidents go back to the drivers themselves. Big truck drivers who happen to be on the road for long stretches of time are fatigued and more likely to make mistakes.
Drivers who are sleepy are far more likely to become involved in an accident. Truck accident causation studies have found that drug use among truck drivers was the most common cause of these dangerous accidents.
Until the study had been completed, researchers expected drowsiness, sleep deprivation and exhaustion to top the list of factors responsible for common truck accidents. Unfortunately, more than 26% of the truck accidents were caused by prescription pill abuse or illegal drug use.
Speeding, however, was the second most common cause of big truck accidents. According to researchers, more than 23% of accidents, speeding was the cause of the truck crash.
Speeding is particularly dangerous, because the vehicles are so large that a speeding truck is more likely to result in a fatality when it collides with much smaller vehicles.
Other common causes of big truck accidents include:
- Driving errors
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Mechanical defects
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Big truck accidents often lead to fatalities. Families are left devastated and without a clear understanding of who is responsible.
If a big truck accident causes a death, you and your family may be entitled to file a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your lost loved one.
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