Common Causes & Injuries in Trucking Accidents

There are many different causes of truck accidents, all of which are generally related to driver or employer negligence. Because of the weight and size of a truck, when it collides with any other type of vehicle it can lead to catastrophic and even fatal consequences. The types of injuries sustained in a truck accident can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, back injuries, neck injuries, and head injuries.

A few of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Fatigued or under rested driver
  • Driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Untrained or unlicensed drivers
  • Unsafe road or weather conditions
  • Brake failure or tire blowouts
  • Lack of truck maintenance or defects
  • Overloaded or oversized cargo

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