Similar to regular vehicle accidents, we find that truck accidents occur most often as a result of human error as compared to some outside reason such as mechanical failure. These errors arise commonly because of the driver’s negligent failure to take specific actions to avoid creating a dangerous situation wherein an accident cannot be avoided.
Note that according to Government truck driver statistics, truck drivers more often than not are found to be at least partially responsible for causing a significant number of road accidents. There are various reasons why a trucker may be involved in an accident. They include:
- Truck driver fatigue, this is a factor that is responsible for about 13% of all the truck accidents.
- Truck driver intoxication, which prevents the trucker’s ability to maneuver a truck safely as well as his or her response to the changing driving conditions
- Truck driver distraction, which impairs the trucker ability to see and respond appropriately to the driving conditions in a particular circumstance
- Non-compliance of truckers with Federal or state truck rules and regulations, which can lead to truck malfunctions as well as other problems and risks
At Robinson and Associates, our truck accident attorneys are committed to helping truck accident victims get justice and the full compensation they deserve when they are injured in a truck accident as a result of the negligence of another. We work aggressively to ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable and help accident victims, as well as their family members, receive full compensation and maximize their financial recovery.