Causes of Truck Accidents

After a truck accident, you may face painful injuries, big medical bills, and lost wages. You need money to pay for your treatments and living expenses, but it shouldn’t come out of your own pocket if a truck driver or trucking company caused your accident. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we’ll investigate your accident and gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim on your behalf.

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3 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Every truck accident has different medical and financial consequences on the victims involved, but many accidents have similar causes. Three of the most common causes of tractor-trailer crashes include:

  1. Drowsy Driving
    Truck drivers are required to take breaks after driving for a certain number of hours to help prevent driver fatigue. But strict deadlines can push drivers to drive longer than is safe. Drowsy drivers have decreased reaction times and impaired cognitive abilities, which can lead to accidents.
  2. Poor Truck Maintenance
    Tires, brakes, and lighting are all important pieces of safety equipment on tractor-trailers. And when truck owners fail to keep up with required maintenance, equipment failures can cause wrecks that endanger other drivers on the road.
  3. Inadequate Driver Training
    When trucking companies fail to ensure their employees know how to safely operate big trucks in real-life traffic situations, they put others on the road at risk of serious injury or even death.

These are just some of the factors that can contribute to truck accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident, our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers will analyze every aspect of your accident to help determine who is responsible and hold them accountable for your accident-related expenses.

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