The Law Offices of Ossie Brown
P 225-424-7388

There are many reasons why truck accidents happen

As you drive down the highway in your passenger vehicle, you won't have to look far to see a number of commercial trucks. These vehicles are everywhere.

While the trucking industry is important to the overall well-being of the country, it's important to remember one thing: Truckers don't always take a high level of caution. Instead, some of these people take risks, which puts others in a dangerous spot.

By understanding the many reasons why truck accidents happen, you'll find it easier to avoid trouble. Consider the following:

-- Any form of reckless driving. From speeding to weaving, any type of reckless driving puts everyone on the road at risk.

-- Lack of sleep. When truck drivers are too tired to be on the road, they are unable to make sound decisions. Drowsy driving is a common cause of truck accidents.

-- Distracted driving. This includes many things, such as texting and driving and using a handheld device to speak with others.

-- Unrealistic schedules. Did you know that some trucking companies set unrealistic schedules, making it a challenge for the trucker to reach his or her destination on time? With this approach, the driver often hurries, despite the safety risks of doing so.

As you can see, there are many reasons why truck accidents happen. If you're involved in this type of accident, you should first receive medical attention for all your injuries.

From there, focus on the cause of the accident. If you find that the trucker was negligent, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation.

Source: FindLaw, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents," accessed May 19, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Find A Legal Solution

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Address

The Law Offices of Ossie Brown
123 Saint Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-424-7388
Fax: 225-334-7824
Baton Rouge Law Office Map