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Cedrick Forrest Jan. 24, 2023

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents are very common and are usually the result of truck driver negligence, distracted truck drivers, tired drivers, or trucking company negligence.

Some of the most common practices linked to truck accidents are:

  • When a truck driver demonstrates negligence by changing lanes without checking for adjacent traffic

  • When a truck driver fails to maintain their vehicle, or

  • When a truck driver does not pay attention to traffic

  • When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel

  • When a truck driver has used an illegal substance which prohibits unsafe driving

Some of the most common 18-wheeler accidents include:

  • sideswipe accidents

  • rear-end accidents

  • jackknife accidents

  • rollovers

  • underride accidents.

Federal Trucking Regulations

Commercial truck drivers are held to high standards under federal regulations provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations apply to the maintenance and equipping of the vehicles, the training and behavior of the drivers, and the conduct of the trucking company itself. Failure to comply with any of these regulations could result in an accident and serious personal injury. Speak with Attorney Cedrick D. Forrest today if you have been hit by a truck.

The Cedrick D. Forrest Law FirmInvestigates Every Truck Accident

Our personal injury attorneys can help you build a strong case that establishes negligence and recovers the compensation you need by conducting a thorough investigation of the 18-wheeler trucking company. Our firm is client-oriented and will take the time to hear you out and conduct an in-depth investigation into the wreck and the company that caused your injuries in order to provide an honest evaluation of your case and of your projected outcome. The investigation is key in order to maximize your compensation after an accident with a big truck. Often investigation shows improper vehicle maintenance, distracted driving, and unqualified drivers hired by companies account for the main causes of big rig wrecks.

It's important that your attorney knows where to look to find the evidence that will prove your case and maximize your recovery. After a traumatizing accident, our desire is to remove as much stress from you as possible, which means we will take care of all the investigation, paperwork, phone calls, insurance, and other issues so that you can recover from your injuries.


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