Most accidents that involve trucks, whether they are semi-trucks or commercial trucks, are usually fatal. In a scenario that includes a smaller vehicle vs. a big truck, the people in the small car are vulnerable to deadly injuries or, in severe cases, death. Some of the common types of truck accidents include:

  • Head-on/ rear end collisions
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Blindspot accident
  • Side-impact accidents
  • Rollover accidents

Common Causes For Truck Accidents

  • Driver Fatigue – Driving a truck comes with a lot of pressure and stress. A driver is expected to deliver goods to a particular destination quickly, meaning there is little rest and few breaks. All these can lead to low concentration or coordination, causing the driver to have an accident.
  • Distracted Driving. This is a problem with a lot of drivers. Driving a long distance comes with boredom, and some drivers might get tempted to look at their phones or eat. It only takes a few seconds of one being distracted to get into an accident.
  • Speeding and Overtaking – Because of the pressure to meet deadlines, some truck drivers result in speeding so as to not lose their jobs. In some cases, this results in an accident.
  • Bad Road conditions
  • Impaired drives
  • Poor maintenance of roads

Common Causes For Truck Accidents

Both truck drivers and other drivers on the road can help minimize truck accidents by following these rules.

  • Stay alert
  • Signal in time
  • Pass a truck with caution
  • When a truck is turning, give it space.
  • Maintain the speed limit

Common Injuries Caused By Truck Accidents

  • Broken bones or loss of limbs
  • Back, neck, brain, or spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

How Hiring An Attorney Can Benefit After A Truck Related Accident

After being involved in a truck accident and you suffer injuries, first get medical attention. After that, contact an experienced truck accident attorney familiar with the costs and expenses resulting from injuries after a truck accident. The attorney will help you figure out the amount of compensation you deserve and ensure any responsible party is held accountable.

Please contact our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn to assist you in your claim.

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