Common Causes of Truck Accidents

 In Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

Recovering compensation after an accident with a commercial truck is notoriously difficult. As an individual, you have little chance of getting the compensation you need. You will be facing the trucking company’s insurance carrier and its team of lawyers. They have knowledge, experience and resources on their side. To take on the trucking company after suffering tractor-trailer injuries, you will need an attorney on your side.

At Pribanic & Pribanic, we have the experience and skill necessary to negotiate with the trucking company. If negotiations are not sufficient, we will take the case to trial and fight the trucking company in court.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and state laws are in place to keep drivers and passengers safe. However, some of the most common causes of commercial trucking accidents involve FMCSA violations and may include:

  • Defective vehicle components
  • Worn tires and brakes
  • Overweight loads
  • Failure to properly secure cargo
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding

When we investigate a trucking accident case, we determine what caused the accident and who is liable. Depending on the details of the accident, there may be multiple liable parties such as the driver, the truck’s manufacturer and the trucking company. We work with accident reconstruction experts who assist with investigations.

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