It’s true that cargo transportation is an important sector for any country. It provides service for economic activities and generates employment, most of the things you see at home or in your office were brought from another part of the world, however it’s also true that they are responsible for several amounts of road accidents each year.
But can we really talk about this as if they were accidents? Most of them are negligent and lack the responsibility of truck drivers or the company they work with.
Not every truck accident is fatal, but it can leave serious injuries mostly not in the truck driver but in the other affected part.
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
1.- Rollover accidents.
Big trucks are more susceptible to suffer a rollover than small cars. The rollover happens basically when the truck driver can’t reduce the speed when taking a turn.
Studies show that some truck drivers suffer minor or severe sleep apnea this results in excessive diurnal somnolence, difficulty to concentrate and difficulty to react quickly.
3.- Drug and alcohol use.
Truck drivers work long shifts and some of them depend on alcohol and the use of other substances to overcome their shifts.
4.- Unsecured loads.
Federal and state laws require that the truck drivers secure their loads a certain way. If the truck driver or the company doesn’t secure the load in the right way, the load can release and hurt others in the way.
5.- Pneumatic Bursts.
This often happens when the trucks companies do not execute an appropriate truck maintenance and sometimes the pneumatic has a defective design.
A truck accident can leave serious lifetime injuries and if you or your loved ones unfortunately participated in one, let us help you to get the compensation you have the right to have.