Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

A tractor-trailer, and other trucks, present special circumstances which many victims (and sometimes investigating police officers) lack the expertise to understand. For example, the following potential causes must be carefully considered as part of our investigations for our truck accident victims:

  • Tractor-Trailers with excessive loads; causing the overloaded truck to become dangerously uncontrollable
  • Over-sized trucks which exceed established rules and regulations for the safe length, width, and height for operation
  • Missing safety equipment; including the absence of reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
  • Poorly maintained brakes and tires
  • Excessive speed

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There are numerous complicated factors that need to be looked into when it comes to commercial vehicle accidents.  In such an accident, there may be multiple insurance companies involved, which can greatly complicate you getting what you deserve for your injuries. Your attorney can help ensure your rights are protected when dealing with the trucking company’s insurance company, the owner’s insurance company, the driver’s insurance company, and possibly others.