Truck accidents are very severe and often result in serious injuries or even death. When an individual is involved in a truck accident, they may suffer lifelong consequences. There are many factors that contribute to truck accidents due to the complexity of the vehicles themselves. Some of the factors that may be the underlying cause of the accident are as follows:
- mechanical problems: when a truck does not receive regular maintenance, issues such as brake issues, breakdowns, and other problems can be due to negligence, while other problems may be unavoidable.
- nature of the job: truck drivers are often expected to work very long days and must meet delivery deadlines. However, they are also only permitted to drive 11 hours of a 14-hour workday without sleeping.
- the weight of the truck: if a driver miscalculates how long it will take them to come to a complete stop, they can get into a very serious accident
- poor visibility: trucks are so large that it is often difficult for a truck driver to see the other cars surrounding it on the road. Unfortunately, blind spots result in a car being trapped or run off the road.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our firm today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.