Common Causes of Truck Accidents
While most truck drivers are highly trained and adhere to the strict safety and operating guidelines of the industry, the sad reality is that not all drivers act safely when behind the wheel. Additionally, trucking companies and truck manufacturers sometimes fail to recognize the safety of drivers and others on the road as the most important factor in their decisions and, thus, allow unsafe drivers and trucks on the road. Sadly, due to negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers, our team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, knows that innocent people in Tennessee all too often are forced to endure the consequences of a truck accident. While there is a large number of different ways in which truck accidents can occur, some accident causes tend to be more common than others.
Frequent Ways in Which Truck Accidents Occur
Due to the number of people and parties involved in getting a truck safely to and from its destination, there are many different potential causes for a truck accident. However, some of the most common causes include:
- Drunk driving
- Trucking company failing to train drivers or hire safe drivers
- Driving in violation of the hours of service regulations
- Failing to check the no-zone areas
- Truck defect
- Improperly maintained truck
If you were injured in a truck accident caused by these or other factors, you may be owed financial compensation from the responsible party.
Speak with a Truck Accident Attorney in Tennessee Today
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our lawyers fight for victims of truck accidents, seeking to get them much-needed financial compensation and justice. Speak with us about how we might be able to help you in such a situation by calling (615) 277-2765 today.