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Dealing with the severe injuries often associated with truck accidents can be very physically and emotionally draining. You shouldnâ€™t have to deal with the legal aspects on your own. A Salt Lake City commercial truck accident attorney can help. Contact the experienced professionals at Jardine Law Offices to discuss your legal options.
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4 COMMON CAUSES OF COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS
COMMON CAUSES Commercial truck accidents are often severe because they involve a huge, heavy truck. A semi or big rig truck can weigh more than ten times as much as a passenger vehicle—most passenger vehicles that are involved in a crash with a truck don’t stand a chance. As a result, those in passenger vehicles are far more likely to be injured compared to truck drivers.
1. DRIVER DECISION ERROR The number one reason that commercial truck accidents occur is due to poor driver decision making. Truck truckers may drive too fast, misjudge the distance between vehicles, or follow other cars too closely, for example.
2. RECOGNITION PROBLEMS In addition to making poor decisions, a truck driver may also fail to recognize dangerous situations around him or her. Distraction is a serious concern for truck drivers, but there are any number of reasons that a driver may have failed to recognize a hazardous situation.
3. NON-PERFORMANCE In a study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSA), “non-performance” was the primary cause of roughly 12% of all commercial truck accidents examined in the study. Non-performance means that the driver was not capable of driving at the time of the crash. they found that
4. PERFORMANCE The FMCSA also found that another 9% of accidents were caused by performance issues. These accidents occurred when the driver over-compensated for an error, panicked, or used bad directional control of their vehicle. over-corrected or
OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTORS These factors may cause the situation where the driver has trouble reacting or responding. However, they are often not the sole cause of the collision. These other factors may include: ● Traveling too fast for the conditions ● Unfamiliar roadways or areas ● Road maintenance problems ● Traffic flow problems or interruptions ● Prescription ● Fatigue or drowsiness ● Brake problems ● Loading errors
CONTACT YOUR COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER Dealing with the severe injuries often associated with truck accidents can be very physically and emotionally draining. You shouldn’t have to deal with the legal aspects on your own. A Salt Lake City commercial truck accident attorney can help. Contact the experienced professionals at Jardine Law Offices to discuss your legal options.
Jardine Law Offices P.C., Phone: 801-784-6755 FAX: 801-451-7581 https://www.jardinelawoffices.com/contact/ 140 North Union Avenue Suite 205 Farmington, Utah 84025