Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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In order to accurately determine liability in a truck accident claim, it is crucial that you identify the cause correctly. When you need help accomplishing this task, the Law Office of Scott B. Brilliant should be by your side. Our Cape Cod personal injury lawyer is well-versed in liability laws and highly-experienced with truck accident cases throughout Buzzards Bay.


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What Causes the Average Truck Accident?

Within the cause of a truck accident lies the source of liability. While you rest and recuperate from your accident, you should allow our truck accident lawyer in Cape Cod take up your case and get to work identifying the cause. Using our experience, intuition, and our analytical abilities, we believe we can pinpoint the cause of your truck accident, no matter how complicated the case may seem on the surface.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Trucker exhaustion: Truck drivers are required to work long, long hours, usually 14 hours a shift and 70 hours a week. This extended schedule leads to fatigue, which significantly reduces a driver’s ability to safely control their vehicle.
  • Speeding: In order to reduce the length of their shifts or to make a deliver running late, a reckless truck driver may speed beyond acceptable limits. Due to the weight of a big rig, stopping it safely after speeding is nearly impossible.
  • Misloaded cargo: The freight crews that load a commercial truck can cause an accident if they do not stack cargo appropriately. Jackknife accidents in particular can be caused by an awkwardly balanced trailer whipping in front of the tractor during a sudden braking incident.
  • Intoxication: A commercial truck driver is considered illegally intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is only 0.04%, or after one strong drink for many drivers. If evidence suggests the trucker that hit you enjoyed a beverage on lunch or dinner break, the entirety of the liability may be placed on their shoulders.

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Once our Cape Cod truck accident attorney is able to determine the cause of your truck accident, the strength of your case will be magnified and our pursuit of total compensation becomes clearer. We will not be satisfied unless you are given awarded damages for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and emotional suffering. Start with a free consultation today and learn all we do for our clients to give them a fighting chance after being hit by a commercial truck driver.

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