Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are such a cause for concern that the federal government created an agency specifically to regulate the industry—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This agency has performed studies to identify the causes of truck accidents and found the following were leading causes:
- Problems with brakes
- Driver unfamiliarity with the road
- Road problems
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Driver fatigue
- Illegal maneuver
- Driver inattention or distraction
Driver error contributed to the majority of accidents. Defective truck parts also contributed to another large percentage.
Trucking companies can also cause accidents by failing to properly train or vet the people they hire. Trucking companies also have a history of pushing their drivers to do too much and to drive too long. Although federal regulations limit the amount of time a driver can be on the road, some companies try to get around these rules, and the public suffers as a result.
Contact a Rockdale County Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call us now. We have a proven track record of success at getting badly-injured victims the compensation they need after a crash.
You can call or send us an online message. One of our attorneys will be in contact with you to determine next steps.