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What are the most common causes of trucking accidents?

If you get into an accident with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, the odds are stacked against you. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to give you the chance you deserve to fight for compensation.

Truck accidents can be caused by many different things, but the end result is almost always the same. The person or people in the smaller vehicle – which is likely you – will be the ones suffering from the brunt of the damage. Not only could your car be totaled in the wreck, but you or your passengers could be facing serious or even lethal injury from the force of the impact.

So what are the exact factors that contribute to truck-related accidents? Some of the most common include:

  • Defective equipment on the truck
  • A truck lacking proper mirrors or backing up without looking
  • A driver who is under the influence, distracted, or sleep deprived
  • Hazardous roadway conditions

In all of these scenarios, the errors that another person makes pave the way for the accident, allowing it to happen. That makes them avoidable accidents, and it’s negligence on the part of the driver, the company, or the city that’s meant to maintain your roads that is likely to blame.

Holding the trucking companies liable for their actions is the best and most difficult thing that you can do for yourself in this situation. You can visit our web page on trucking accidents if you would like more information or to get in contact with a legal professional who can help you fight your case.

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