COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS by Brad Pistotnik Law
Commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, semi trucks, tractor trailers and other large freight carriers tower over the small vehicles they must share the road with. Especially on major highways and at higher speeds, seemingly insignificant driving errors that may occur without consequence where small vehicles are concerned can result in catastrophe when a large truck is involved. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, determining the cause of the accident may be difficult. An experienced lawyer at the Brad Pistotnik Law Office can gather evidence and work with experts to understand the cause of your accident and file claims against the responsible parties.
There are many factors that can cause a truck accident. However, if a truck driver completes regular routine maintenance on his rig, and follows the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, many truck accidents can be prevented. Our personal injury attorneys at Brad Pistotnik Law are experienced in handling truck accident cases. Call 1-800-241-BRAD now for a free consultation if you have been injured in a truck accident.
Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles often cause serious injury and death. Federal and state legislation has sought to reduce these incidents by regulating the trucking industry. There are however several common causes of accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles which consistently occur. For victims of truck accident, knowing these common causes may assist you in pinpointing areas of interest that your truck accident attorney may want to discuss and review. Some of these causes are visual obstructions, speeding, unsafe lane changes, drug use, improper truck maintenance and truck drivers driving over hours or fatigued drivers. Brad Pistotnik Law can help you if you have been involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Wichita, Kansas or surrounding cities and towns.