Causes of Truck Accidents

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer in Odessa, Texas

At Dean Law Firm, we have more than 20 years of legal and trial experience with a large portion of our practice dedicated to trucking accident cases. In our history of helping others, we have learned that close analyzation of the actual cause of the truck accident can be the greatest tool in our arsenal in securing the maximum compensation possible for our clients. The details within each cause can often point towards a serious negligent act from the trucker or their parent company, and steer any liability away from the people we represent.

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  • Millions recovered in successful settlements and verdicts

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Every Problem Has a Cause

As truck accidents frequently cause severe injuries to those involved, it will not do to simply dismiss them as random occurrences. Instead, it is necessary to look into each and every incident to determine what happened, and how the same event can be prevented from happening again. Interestingly enough, a traffic collision centered on a commercial truck may actually be caused by any number of common problems, and they do not all stem from the trucker themselves.

Dangerous and commonplace causes for truck accidents include:

  1. Exhaustion: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates how many hours a week a trucker can drive, and how many hours there may be between shifts. If these regulations are not followed, truck driver exhaustion can occur.
  2. Speeding: Many truckers report that they are encouraged to make deliveries before scheduled times, or that they will be punished harshly if they are late. This system implies that speeding is a necessity, if it is not stated outright, which puts some liability on the parent company.
  3. Unbalanced freight: The crews at the warehouse are just as important for trucking safety as anyone else involved. If they fail to load cargo properly, it could cause the weight to shift unexpectedly during travel and tip over the tractor trailer.
  4. Lack of maintenance: Something as large as a semi-truck has many moving parts that can wear themselves out rather quickly; if this happens on the highway, the truck could careen out of control. Maintenance crews must be thorough when working on commercial trucks and let no issues slip by undetected, lest they put innocent motorists in danger.
  5. Defective parts: There are even truck accidents caused by manufacturer defects that should never have come off the production line. For example, a collision caused by a ruptured tire might be linked more to the company that made the tire than the truck and its parent company.

Sorting Through the Mess On Your Behalf

With just a cursory glance, it becomes clear that there are a great deal of hands involved with the proper and safe control of a commercial truck. When something goes wrong, it can be initially difficult to determine who should be held accountable. You should really be resting and recuperating, rather than trying to connect the dots and figure out against whom your lawsuit should be filed. Allow our Midland personal injury lawyer do that for you instead. You will find that you can trust us with your case, allowing you to focus on just feeling better.


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