Common Causes of Truck Crashes
Orlando Truck Accident Attorneys
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), excessive speeding and driver error are the most common causes of truck accidents. However, behind the data collected is the fact that trucking drivers are under increased pressure to deliver freight faster and cheaper. As a result, truck drivers do not always receive adequate training, vehicles are not always maintained properly and truck drivers can find themselves in the impossible position of choosing between driving hours in excess of regulations or speeding to make up the time. At The Nation Law Firm, our lawyers work with experienced truck accident investigators in collecting and analyzing debris from an accident site. We also review log books, maintenance schedules and data from the GPS and black box data recorder onboard the truck. We expose negligence and violations of state and federal law that caused or contributed to the accident that injured our client.
If you’ve been seriously injured or have lost a family member in a truck accident, contact personal injury attorneys at The Nation Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Causes of Truck Accidents
The Nation Law Firm represents people injured in truck accidents due to the following kinds of negligence on the part of truck drivers or trucking companies:
- Excessive speeding
- Driver fatigue
- Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving
- Lack of proper reflective markings on the truck
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Absence of a Mansfield bar
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Improperly loaded trucks / load shifting
- Lane drifting
- Wide-angled turns
Determining the Cause of Crashes Involving Trucks
Truck drivers use a number of strategies to deflect attention away from them after an accident. They may claim they couldn’t see a car because the car was following too close or they may tell police the other motorist cut in front of them. At The Nation Law Firm, we use stationary GPS technology to reconstruct what happened based on the placement of debris and the path of an accident. Once we gather data from a truck’s black box recorder and interview witnesses, we can often determine how fast a truck was traveling and whether sudden corrective steering actions were undertaken.
By looking at a driver’s log, fuel receipts, and odometer, we can often tell if he or she exceeded the allowable number of driving hours allowed under federal law.
Contact Truck Accident Lawyers at The Nation Law Firm
Trucking companies may train truck drivers in methods of avoiding blame in auto accidents. That’s why recovering evidence and eyewitness testimony is essential. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact truck accident attorneys at The Nation Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.