Not all truck drivers are the same. There are some drivers who take driver safety seriously. Then there are truck drivers that could care less about their safety and the safety of others on the road.
To be fair, truck drivers have a lot to endure. Not only do they have to meet tight deadlines, they must maneuver their commercial truck safely while carrying heavy loads, stay alert while driving long hours and drive safely. But, when a truck driver is involved in an accident with an automobile driver, due to his/her negligence, he/she should be responsible for his/her mistakes.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a trucking accident, due to the fault of a truck driver, you should be compensated for damages or any injuries. Our personal injury attorneys in New Hampshire would like to help. Contact us today for a free consultation or call 603.548.3797.Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Here the top common causes of trucking accidents caused my truck drivers:
Truck drivers that fail to check blind spots.
Checking blind spots is one of the main defensive driving techniques that truck drivers are taught during driver training. Unfortunately, not all drivers utilize the safety precautions they were taught during training.
Truck drivers that speed.
Speeding is the leading cause of truck accidents. It is amazing that a truck driver could feel compelled to speed while carrying heavy loads.
Snow, sleet, black ice, rain and other weather elements can cause a trucking accident. Driver fatigue. Many truck drivers are forced to travel for long hours at a time. Lack of sleep and common illnesses such as sleep apnea can cause a person to fall asleep at the wheel.
Road rage can cause of deadly trucking accidents. For example a truck driver can become enraged when a driver cuts him/her off on the road. As a result, The driver speeds up, passes the vehicle and cuts the person off. Road rage is dangerous for any driver.
There are many mechanical elements to a truck. When a truck fails to operate properly it can cause a fatal accident.
Certain prescription drugs and even some over-the-counter drugs can cause one to operate a vehicle improperly. Prescription drugs can cause fatigue and confusion.
Illegal drugs and alcohol.
A driver who gets behind the wheel of a truck (or any vehicle) it’s a threat to anybody on the road. However, the results are much more severe when the driver gets in an accident with a drunk or drugged truck driver.
Texting, talking on the phone, adjusting music levels, eating and other distractions can cause a truck driver to become distracted.
There’s nothing more frustrating for a truck driver then receiving the wrong directions on a GPS. Unfamiliarity of an area can also cause a truck driver to become distracted.
Unfortunately, we cannot trust every truck driver on the road even though they’ve been through rigorous training for CDL licensing. If you have been wrongfully injured in a truck accident, Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC would like to assist you.