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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to pursue damages for the injuries you sustained. Hiring a personal injury attorney from The Robert Pahlke Law Group to be an aggressive advocate for your rights will greatly improve your chances of recovering the maximum compensation in your case. Our firm provides legal assistance to victims of all types of personal injury accidents. We are well versed on personal injury law and trucking laws. We believe that truckers need to be held accountable for their actions, particularly when their action or inaction results in serious injury or death. If you have been injured in a truck accident, we will put our 85 years of combined legal experience to work for you. Our goal is to get you fair and just compensation, and make the roads a safer place.

Truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons. The most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Driver error or distraction
  • Equipment or mechanical failure
  • Weather condition
  • Road design
  • Traffic signal failures

According to reports from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), close to 88 percent of all truck accidents are caused by some type of driver error. Truck drivers must follow strict regulations regarding the amount of time they are allowed to be on the road, how much sleep they must have each day, how long they can drive without taking a break and more. Drivers are also required to law to keep an accurate log of their travels. Failure to properly maintain one’s logs, follow Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, conduct routine maintenance and adhere to FMCSA trucking laws could result in the driver losing his or her license. Violations perpetrated by the trucking company could lead to heavy fines and other legal ramifications.

Some of the people or organizations that could be responsible for your truck accident injuries include the truck’s driver, the owner of the truck or trailer, the individual or company that leased the truck, the vehicle manufacturer, tire manufacturer or manufacturer of any other parts which may have contributed to causing the accident, the individual who performed maintenance on the truck, the shipper, the individual or company responsible for loading the truck and others. Our attorneys will help you determine which parties need to be held liable for your injuries, the potential value of your claim and the legal options available for you to pursue. We will then work with you closely to gather the evidence needed to prove your claim and get you the most optimal results to your case.

Lawsuits and claims can be quite complicated. Do not let your confusion prevent you from contacting our firm to schedule a free case evaluation. You owe it to yourself to be properly represented and to give yourself the greatest chance at recovering just compensation. We are here to help you do just that. Before you accept a settlement offer or try to negotiate a settlement on your own, contact our firm and find out more about what we can do for you.

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