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Haines Law, P.C. Helps You Understand the Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

One of the most important questions which need to be answered in the event of an 18-wheeler accident is what caused it. Truck accidents are often more complex compared to regular motor vehicle accidents, and it could be less clear what exactly led up to a crash. In many cases, several factors are involved. It is imperative to identify all the extenuating circumstances that resulted in the collision.

At Haines Law, P.C., we can investigate your accident, collect evidence, and determine all the causes which led up to it. Call today for a free consultation!

How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Due to the massive size and weight of a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, accidents involving these enormous vehicles are typically devastating. It is common for the cause of truck accidents to involve a combination of factors.

The following are the most causes of truck accidents:

  • Truck Driver Error – Driver error is ten times more likely to be the contributing factor to a truck wreck compared to the others, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). Common driving errors include distracted driving, fatigued driving, as well as alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Equipment Failure – The second leading cause of 18-wheeler collisions. Companies and drivers are obligated to inspect and maintain their trucks throughout the year. However, these procedures are often ignored, ultimately leading to accidents.
  • Negligent Hiring – There are many cases where companies hire drivers who do not have the proper qualifications or possess a poor driving record.
  • Improper Loading – When a truck’s load is not distributed or arranged in a safe manner, it can cause an imbalance that could either cause the truck to topple over or the load to pour into the road.
  • Weather Conditions – When the roads are wet or icy due to inclement weather, maneuvering a massive truck can be quite a challenge. Large trucks are not capable of stopping as quickly or steering as easily compared to regular cars.

Our Houston Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

Our legal team understands the complexities of truck accident cases. Whether we reach a settlement inside or outside the courtroom, Haines Law P.C. will be there every step of the way to ensure you obtain the outcome you desire.

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