What Are The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents?

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The sheer size of commercial trucks and tankers make them far more dangerous than other passenger vehicles if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident with one. Since truck accidents are likely to happen on highways - with high speeds - even small errors in driving can lead to devastating results.

Our Raleigh truck accident lawyers have the experience needed to begin working on your case right away by finding out who is at fault. We will uncover the cause of your accident by calling on our team of investigators and accident reconstruction experts.

The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Driver Error: Driver fatigue, inattention, distracted driving, and substance abuse are all forms of driver error that often lead to truck accidents.
  • Equipment Failure: Poor design or manufacturing of trucks or parts, as well as trucks that are not properly maintained or inspected add up to this cause of trucking accidents.
  • Weather Conditions: Wet or icy roads can spell disaster for trucks because they are much harder to stop and maneuver than passenger cars. High winds can blow a truck over as it travels down the highway!
  • Improper Loading: A load that is not distributed properly along the trailer or that shifts during transit can cause a truck to swerve out of control or tip. Unsecured loads may fall off a truck with disastrous results to nearby travelers.

If you've been hurt or suffered property damage due to a truck accident in or around Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greenville or any of the surrounding areas of North Carolina, please call the Ricci Law Firm at (252) 285-4081 for a free case evaluation.

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