Causes of Truck Accidents in Fulton
Truck Accident Injury Statistics
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) provides statistics showing that between 17,000 and 41,822 semi-truck passengers were injured in crashes each year from 1990 to 2009, with an average of 28,832. These crashes can result in catastrophic damage and injury, especially since tractor trailers can weigh as much as 40 tons when loaded to capacity. These accidents have numerous causes related to both
employer negligence and driver negligence, but whatever the case, accident victims deserve to have their damages compensated by the liable party.
Some causes of truck accidents include the following:
Truck drivers are under a great deal of pressure and stress since they often have to drive long distances without stopping in order to deliver their cargo on time. This could cause them to continue driving long after they've become fatigued, which lowers their senses and ability to react to dangers on the road. Truck drivers also have a tendency to fall asleep at the wheel due to fatigue.
Driver distraction could also result in a crash. Examples include texting or talking on the phone while driving, eating, and adjusting the radio. A commercial trucker could also cause a collision through recklessness, such as speeding or unsafe lane changes. This could also be a result of poor training, however, which is the fault of the trucking company. Improper training, poor maintenance of the vehicle and overly tight deadlines can all be attributed to employer negligence.
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If you have been injured in a trucking accident of any kind, contact Kalka & Baer LLC today to learn how we could help. Attorney Kalka has former experience defending trucking companies from claims just like yours and could handle your case in a way that targets the weaknesses in their defense. Our firm focuses on excellent client care and will hear you out, support you, and guide you through your case, so don't wait! Contact us by phone at 1-678-956-1932 or fill out our online evaluation form to learn what could be done to maximize your truck accident compensation.