Truck accidents can be damaging, expensive, confusing, and even fatal. The cause of the accident can be difficult to pinpoint, and more difficult to follow up with litigation. For help proving that someone else’s negligence was cause for your injury, look no further than the experienced Kansas City truck accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. With a free initial consultation and years of experience, we can help you determine your next steps.
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Truck accident causes can be attributed to any number of things. However, the single most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. Drivers of large trucks are 10 times more likely to cause crashes than other common factors. Occasionally this error is induced by drugs, alcohol, unfamiliarity with the roads, or distraction. More commonly, driver error is caused specifically by driver fatigue.
Some of the other common causes of semi-truck accidents are:
With so many factors, it may seem that avoiding a truck collision is impossible. However, laws and regulations are in place to prevent these situations. Truck owners are required to effectively maintain their vehicle. Truck drivers are required to stay alert and drive safely. Truck companies are required to check their employees and maintain high safety standards. Where these standards are violated, compensation may be available.
Trucking accident litigation can be trickier to navigate than your average car accident claim. Because of the number of companies and individuals invested in the incident, it can be difficult to get all the information you need to pursue just compensation. Trust the aggressive personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. to fight for just compensation with their industry know-how and years of success.
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