Motor vehicle accidents between cars can cause significant personal injury; however, when one or more of the vehicles involved in the accident is a tractor trailer (big-rig truck), the damages can be even more profound.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Why do truck accidents happen? Oftentimes, tractor-trailer accidents occur simply due to the nature of a large truck — they do not accelerate, maneuver, or decelerate the way a passenger car does. Other reasons include:
- Inexperienced Driver
- Distracted Driver
- Tired Driver
- Driver on Drugs or Alcohol
- Lack of Proper Brake Maintenance
- Lack of Proper Safety Devices (reflectors, lights, etc.)
- Overweight Trucks
- Poor Weather Conditions
- Insufficient Federal Safety Inspection
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