CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

ADVOCATING FOR INJURY VICTIMS, FAMILIES & ROADWAY SAFETY

Most crashes involving semi tractor-trailer rigs and other commercial trucks cause very significant damage. Even when a truck accident occurs at a low speed, massive size and weight differences can cause extremely serious injuries for the driver and any passengers in the smaller vehicle.

The Wingo legal team puts clients first, focusing on the medical and personal needs of the people we serve. Helping clients toward recovery often requires a comprehensive effort to pin down truck accident causes and prove liability. If you have been injured or lost a family member, contact the firm today.

UNCOVERING CAUSES OF OCALA TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Steven Wingo, Attorney at Law is determined to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for negligence that harms and endangers others. He stands up to insurance companies that prioritize profits above safety. Through extensive investigation, the firm and proven expert resources may also uncover automobile defects that justify legal action against a manufacturer.

Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue, often because a trucker has exceeded the maximum on-the-road hours allowed by law—commonly with the company’s knowledge
  • Drunk, drugged, or distracted driving that can cause catastrophic driving mistakes, including rear-ending a passenger vehicle or attempting an unsafe lane change
  • Negligent maintenance of trucks and critical parts such as tires, brakes, lights, hitches, and more

A thorough investigation will also target factors that may have worsened the outcome of a truck accident, along with facts showing willful negligence, including the following:

  • Falsification or altering log books to conceal driver fatigue
  • Failures by a company to conduct thorough background checks on drivers, or the decision to keep a driver with a poor driving record or known addiction issues on the job
  • Violations of federal and state trucking laws that impose load weight limits and many other restrictions intended to promote safety

BENEFIT FROM EXPERIENCED COUNSEL

Personal Injury Lawyer Steven Wingo exclusively represents injury victims and families grieving awrongful death . For a free evaluation of your legal options after a traffic accident involving a truck, call 888-900-0659 or send e-mail now. Their firm has 15+ years of experience; they are ready to help you!