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Truck Driver Errors

In a study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) it was found that driver error caused almost 40% of all truck accidents. Over 5,000 people die as a result of truck accidents and collisions every year. In some instances improper training caused the accidents or licensing may be involved. In other cases, drugs, alcohol, poor or impaired judgment, weather, or driver fatigue were to blame. Once a trucking accident lawyer is hired, they will work with a team of accident investigators and specialists to gather evidence that will help determine why that truck accident occurred.

Some trucking companies, in attempt to escape litagation, sometimes will show their drivers methods to help them avoid liability after causing a trucking accident. The trucking attorneys at Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. have the experience and investigative tools needed to expose truck driver errors. Our knowledgeable trucking accident lawyers can assist you with any and all litigation you wish to pursue.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents:

Tractor trailer accidents are often caused by the following types of truck driver error

  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Overturns
  • Excessive speeding
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Improperly pulling over onto the shoulder of the road
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Loads That Shift Weight
  • Wide-angled turns
  • Lack of proper reflective markings or signal lights on truck and semi trailer
  • Absence of a Mansfield bar. A 'Mansfield Bar' is an underride guard which is part of an assembly hanging down from the bottom of the rear of a semi-trailer, designed to provide some protection for cars if they start to drive into the rear of the trailer.
  • Failure to secure equipment properly on the truck

Due to the overwhelming size of trucks, truck accidents can often times be catastrophic, especially when passenger cars are involved. Truck driver errors can greatly endanger the lives of people in motor vehicles as well as pedestrians.

Have you or someone you know been involved in a truck accident due to truck driver errors? We can not stress how important it is to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a truck accident. Call the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. to learn more about your legal options and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our number is TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770. Or fill out and summit the"Request More Informatiom" form on this page.

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