Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents: 1. Last Minute Lane Changes in Unfamiliar Areas, 2. Inattention & Fatigue, 3. Driving too fast in bad weather, and 4. High rate of weekend Drunk Driving by truck drivers.
Causes of Truck Accidents
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Causes of Missouri and Illinois Truck Accidents
The trucking industry involves many parties — drivers, owners, warehouses, and vehicle maintenance crews are just a few. Accidents are therefore susceptible to a variety of causes. The most common causes include:
Truck Driver Fatigue: Truck driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Although laws are designed to limit truck driving activity, many drivers either disobey the law or engage in physical activity during the time they should be resting to drive.
Drunk Driving Accidents: A significant number of truck accidents are caused by the use of alcohol or drugs by the truck driver. Some truck drivers ignore the stringent laws against drunk driving or drug use, and their lawbreaking may lead to a catastrophic semi truck accident.
Brake Failure: Brake failure, tire blowouts, brake light failure or other dangerous conditions that go undetected because of the truck owner’s failure to properly inspect or maintain the vehicle. It should be noted that the truck rig and the truck trailer are often owned by different people, each of whom has a responsibility to properly maintain their part.
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These are some of the more prevalent causes of truck accidents. To discuss your particular situation, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242 or fill out our online contact form today. Truck accidents are complex and you should have a skilled attorney on your side to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.