Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

12-29-2014

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Getting in an accident with a semi-truck can easily result in catastrophic physical injury or fatal injuries. Sometimes, the cause of a truck accident may be related to the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company or another party. In trucking accident cases, the most common accident causes include:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Careless driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • Driver error
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Overloaded or unbalanced cargo
  • Violations of hours-of-service regulations

As the driver of a much smaller vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for the accident and could hold accountable the person who caused the accident. These cases can often become complex because they involve multiple parties. They also involve the powerful insurance companies who protect the interests of the trucking operation. Our experienced lawyers know how to act swiftly and skillfully to begin building your case. We believe you deserve maximum compensation for the injuries you suffer in a tractor-trailer accident.

For a free consultation with an experienced Charleston trucking accident lawyer, please contact the Steinberg Law Firm, LLP. We provide free case evaluations 24/7 at 843-720-2800.

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