Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including negligent or careless actions of a truck driver and inadequate rest stop policies by the employer trucking company. Poor weather conditions only exacerbate a bad situation, leading to serious and often deadly truck accidents.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Causes of truck wrecks can include:
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Changing lanes
- Weather conditions
- Faulty tires/brakes
- Sleeping-at-the-wheel/driver fatigue
- Failure to take appropriate number of rests
- Truck maintenance negligence
- Employer negligence due to inadequate scheduling/policies
Many times not only is the truck driver negligent but his or her employer is also responsible, due to inadequate scheduling policies leading to driver fatigue. Other failures of an employer such as negligent supervision of drug or alcohol use by a driver can also lead to serious accidents.
Truck Crashes and Serious Injuries
When semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are involved in an accident, serious injuries often result. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Life-changing injuries require years of rehabilitation and care. If your loved one has died as result of their injuries, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.