What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Trucking Company Liability
Serious truck accidents happen nearly every day and have a wide variety of different causes. While semi trucks are more dangerous than cars and passenger vehicles, most truck drivers understand the risks of the road and operate their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, even the smallest lapse in judgment can result in a trucking accident with catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Our attorneys understand the common causes of tractor trailer accidents. Our personal injury law firm thoroughly investigates accident claims in order to pursue maximum compensation for our clients. We have experience handling claims in which trucking company negligence is ultimately to blame for the accident.
Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Common causes of truck accidents in New York and New Jersey include:
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to follow safety regulations, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
- Failure to properly load trucks or secure cargo
- Alcohol or drug use
- Aggressive driving
- Unrealistic schedules and expectations
- Equipment failure stemming from defects
- Insufficient truck maintenance
- Underride accidents
- Negligent truck drivers, including distracted drivers
We will thoroughly examine your accident and all evidence in order to pursue a successful outcome for a truck accident settlement or at trial.
Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
Our firm represents people injured in truck accidents in New York and New Jersey. If you have been involved in an accident, it is important that you contact one of our experienced injury lawyers as soon as possible. Barry Kantrowitz has recovered millions of dollars for accident victims during the decades he has supervised day-to-day operation of our personal injury department. Call our toll free number at (800) 711-5258 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY.