Common Causes of Truck Accidents
There are many possible causes of a truck accident. Sometimes these accidents are caused by driver error, but in other cases they are caused by a problem with the trucking company, agencies responsible for roadway maintenance and other parties.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unrealistic schedules
- Driver fatigue
- Poorly secured load
- Unbalanced load
- Defective truck parts
- Defective truck equipment
- Defective roadways
In these situations, negligence is usually the element that caused the accident. When a trucking company or driver is negligent in their duties and responsibility to safely operate, maintain and load a truck, that carelessness can cause a catastrophic accident involving other vehicles.
The people responsible for trucking operations must meet certain standards to make sure the truck is in proper working order and that the delivery of goods is not carried out carelessly. When the massive size and weight of a tractor-trailer is involved, care is important. Devastating accidents can result when someone performs his or her truck-related duties negligently.
To find out if you may be eligible to pursue compensation following an accident, please contact Wapner Newman to schedule a free consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney in Philadelphia.