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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

A loaded truck aggravates an accident due to its weight and may lead to severe injuries, fatalities, or damage to property. If you get hurt in an accident relating to any type of truck, a truck accident lawyer from Robert J. DeBry & Associates can help you recover damages that may have been caused. 

Here are common causes. of truck accidents in Utah:

Speeding

Unfortunately, trucks react slowly to changes in speed and direction due to the momentum that builds up, making them hard to control. This situation often leads to accidents. According to FMCSA, speeding is a leading cause of accidents. A truck accident lawyer can help you get compensated for speeding accidents.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is as dangerous as speeding. Mobile devices are the leading cause of distracted driving. It only takes a couple of seconds to send a text or receive a call for the truck to hit other road users.

Aggressive Driving

Truck drivers are usually under pressure to deliver products on time. The stress may make drivers prone to road rage. In turn, road rage may cause them to commit dangerous acts such as tailgating, cutting other drivers off, and failing to follow the traffic signs. Aggressive driving regularly leads to accidents. A truck accident lawyer can help you get compensated for accidents caused by aggressive driving.

Fatigued Driving

According to the traffic law, a commercial driver should not drive more than 11 hours at a time. It also requires drivers to take 10-hour breaks between driving sessions.

However, if companies push drivers beyond the allowed working hours, they do not get sufficient rest or operate trucks under challenging conditions. This situation causes fatigue and may impair the judgment and concentration of drivers, leading to accidents. If you get involved in a trucking accident, Robert J. DeBry & Associates can help you seek compensation in court.

Severe Weather

Foul weather can make roads slippery and dangerous. Strong winds can also make driving hazardous. Inclement weather also reduces visibility and makes it hard to control trucks. These factors may increase the likelihood of an accident.

If you are involved in a truck accident, reach out to a truck accident lawyer for assistance. Call (801) 699-9999 to speak with an attorney at no cost.

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