Major Causes of Big Truck Accidents

, Truck Accidents

Government reports show that nearly half of all big truck accidents are caused by driver error. With so many commercial vehicles on the road today, proper driver training is more necessary than ever. When a driver is at fault in an accident, the most common driver errors that caused the accident are:

  • Drifting into another lane
  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while talking on a cell phone
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Following too closely
  • Improperly changing lanes
  • Wide right turns
  • Failing to maintain safety equipment
  • Improperly Securing Their Load
The U.S. Department of Transportation has enacted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to regulate all commercial vehicles. The designed purpose of these regulations is to reduce and prevent accidents involving commercial vehicles. These regulations govern all aspects of a driver’s performance from qualifications of drivers, maximum hours a driver can drive, types of records kept to vehicle safety and maintenance.

When drivers don’t follow these rules, accidents happen; often with catastrophic results. When an accident happens involving an 18 wheeler or other commercial vehicle, there are many technical and complex issues that require the assistance of an attorney experienced in big truck litigation.

Big Trucks Big Problems

In a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation fatal accidents involving big trucks increased in Alabama by 4% over the previous year. That is an alarming statistic given the fact that, due to the large size and weight of these commercial vehicles, drivers are still not taking the proper safety precautions to ensure that Alabama motorists are not injured by their actions.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the negligence of an 18-wheeler or big truck accident, you may have a personal injury claim against the driver or owner of the vehicle. Contact our experienced truck accident law firm today to discuss what can be done to hold the negligent party accountable for your injury or loss. You can meet with someone right away and the No Fee Guarantee lets you know that you will never pay a consultation fee to find out your rights and you owe nothing in attorney’s fees until you receive the compensation that’s due you.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a big truck, contact us immediately to preserve your rights and get the best result possible for your Alabama accident. There is no consultation fee and no obligation to talk about your case, and with the No Fee Assurance, should you hire Richard Mather to represent you, you owe nothing unless he wins your case.


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