Uncovering The Causes Of Truck Accidents
Because of the size and speed of commercial trucks, trucking accidents often result in severe injuries and even wrongful death. In handling a truck accident injury claim, it is important to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident to gather important safety information and to identify liable parties.
According to a recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the leading causes of truck accidents include:
- Lane violations
- Loss of vehicle control due to shifting loads
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Failing to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Faulty brakes
- Inadequate lights and reflectors
Underlying many of these causes is the reality that truck drivers are under constant pressure to deliver more cargo in less time. When truck drivers and their employers ignore safety standards for greater profitability, innocent lives are put at risk.
Public awareness of the causes of truck accidents can lead to improved safety for everyone who shares the road with semi-trucks, as well as the drivers themselves. Victims of truck accidents must protect their right to compensation and pursue every recourse available under the law.
A Trusted Law Firm For Serious Trucking Accident Claims
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident in Kentucky, the law firm of Satterley & Kelley PLLC is here to provide you with skilled and effective legal representation. Contact us online or by telephone at 800-655-2117 to schedule your free initial consultation.