Some of the most tragic accidents on the road occur in truck and 18-wheeler accidents. The sheer size of trucks and 18-wheelers make any impact extremely dangerous to other vehicles on the road. Thousands of people are seriously or fatally injured from truck and 18-wheeler accidents each year. In fact, 18-wheeler trucking accidents account for one of every eight traffic deaths in the U.S.
There are many reasons why each year there are numerous truck and 18-wheeler accidents. Truck drivers typically are required to work long hours at a time which may lead to sleep deprivation and inattentive driving. Companies place a premium on goods delivered quickly which may influence the driver to increase speeds beyond what is safe.
Common Causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Exhaustion or Fatigue
- Inattentive Driving
- Debris on the road
- Tire failure or separation
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsecured or shifting cargo
- Brake failure
- Not paying attention to blind spots
- Exceeding the speed limit
If you, a friend, or family member has been hurt or injured in a truck accident due to the negligence or fault of another person, call Gruber Law Offices, LLC today for your free consultation. Our experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve. There is no fee unless we win and we can meet you at a place that is convenient for you such as your place of work, hospital, home, or our conveniently located downtown Milwaukee office.
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