Truck Accident Lawyers

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents cause serious injuries nationwide every year.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that there were 42,783 injury crashes and 3,215 fatal truck accidents in 2009.  These large truck accidents generally involve semis, big-rigs, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles that have gross vehicle weight ratings of more than 10,000 pounds.  Trucking accidents may occur for a variety of reasons including driving at excessive speeds and driving while ill or fatigued.  Please click on the following links for information on common causes of trucking accidents. 

Excessive speed
Equipment failure
Driving in excess of the hours allowed by law
Driving while ill or fatigued
Load shifting or unsecured loads
Driver inexperience
Driving in hazardous or extreme conditions
Violation of company procedures
• Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

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