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Commercial trucks haul loads of cargo in their trailer across the country. Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous types of accidents that can cause significant injuries. Truck drivers are responsible for abiding by the rules of the road. If they fail to do so, accidents could result. Truck accidents cause some of the worst injuries because of their large size and density. A truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. A truck accident may not cause injury, but it could cause severe property damage. Whatever the case may be, you deserve reasonable compensation for damages. If you or a loved one was injured because of a negligent truck driver or another negligent party, reach out to one of our qualified and dedicated New York City Truck Accident Attorneys who can assist you in recovering reasonable compensation for damages.

What can cause 18-wheeler truck accidents to happen on the road?

Numerous different factors could play a role in causing an 18-wheeler truck accident. Typically, it is caused by driver error. Truck drivers are legally obligated to follow the law’s rules and regulations. If they fail to follow these rules, it could result in catastrophic accidents and injuries. Truck accidents may occur because of:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Defect or faulty part
  • Improper training
  • Stopping abruptly
  • Driving too close to another vehicle
  • Weather conditions
  • Road conditions
  • Failing to maintain trucks to a proper standard
  • Delusion (caused when driving for too many hours)

All of these components can play a critical part in the cause of a truck collision. Truck drivers must ensure they are driving responsibly to ensure everyone’s safety. Trucking companies also have a responsibility to make sure their truck drivers are properly trained and the truck is maintained to a quality standard. Ignoring or failing to adjust to driving may result in serious injury. Negligence,  in this case, can cause life-changing injuries. If truck drivers or trucking companies are negligent, they will be held liable for any damages.

Should I consult with an attorney after sustaining injuries from an 18-wheeler truck accident?

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an 18-wheeler truck accident, you should immediately seek medical attention. injuries may not be visible, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Injuries such as organ damage or internal bleeding may have delayed effects. You may also suffer mental trauma which can affect your way of life. It is essential to be examined by a medical professional to ensure your injuries are properly treated. Once you’ve had a sufficient amount of time to recover or adjust to your new way of life, you should seek legal assistance. Our skilled team can help your recover fair compensation for your damages. We can assist you to get the justice you deserve.

 

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