Big Truck Accidents
Trucking Accidents in Alabama
A trucking accident may occur due to one or more reasons. Driver error, an inexperienced driver, inattention, driver fatigue, poor maintenance, or an overloaded truck, can all contribute to an accident. Following are some specific examples of potential truck accident causes:
A tight delivery schedule and long hours can lead to an exhausted truck driver who doesn’t notice a passenger vehicle as he or she is changing lanes, causing a serious collision.
A truck driver may speed, because he or she is trying to make a delivery on time, and this can mean that he or she is unable to stop or react in time to an obstacle or other vehicle on the road.
An overloaded cargo bed can make a truck difficult to control, even when the driver is being cautious and obeying traffic laws.
A truck driver may fail to check his or her blind spot before changing lanes or turning.
The condition of the truck’s tires, brakes, or other equipment or parts, may cause an accident if they inhibit the driver’s ability to control the vehicle.
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