Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Large trucks present a very real danger to all smaller vehicles on the road. It is crucial that the drivers of these trucks exercise caution while on the road, because one small driving mistake can result in a catastrophic accident. However, by understanding the common causes of large truck accidents, all drivers on the road can be aware and make every effort to prevent them. If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

One of the most common causes of large truck accidents is the driver of a smaller passenger vehicle. In these types of accidents, many times the driver of a passenger vehicle makes a bad decision while driving near a large truck, resulting in a catastrophe. For example, many drivers make the mistake of driving behind or beside a large truck in the area in which the driver has limited or zero visibility. This can cause problems when it comes to lane switching.

While often times the drivers of smaller vehicles are to blame, there are instances in which the driver of the larger vehicle is to blame. These types of accidents occur when for example, the large truck driver may have inadequate training to operate the vehicle. Lack of training can result in accidents due to inappropriate driving technique, a driver not understanding how to operate their vehicle properly and inexperience resulting in carelessness. The operator of any large truck must have a reasonable amount of training to do so. In most cases this means a driver’s license with the proper classification practice hours and special driving classes.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a large truck accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at [email protected] at any time.

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