Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are often catastrophic because of the sheer size of commercial trucks compared to the average passenger vehicle. The injuries are often severe, and the rate of fatalities is greater than if it was just two passenger cars collating.

There are several different types of trucks that you may encounter while driving. Because of the global pandemic, more people are traveling on the roads, which have increased the number of truck accidents that happen. It is important to know what the most common causes of truck accidents are so that you can reduce your risk and stay safe while taking road trips or just simply driving around town.

Here are the most common causes of truck accidents in no particular order:


 A good majority of trucking companies use speed trackers or speech limiters on company vehicles, but not all vehicles how this technology. Since trucks are so much larger than passenger vehicles, speeding is even more dangerous. Trucks react slowly to quick changes in speed or direction because of the momentum they build, which means that drivers have less control if they need to slow down quickly. Speeding is reckless and negligent, especially as a truck driver. Due to the size of these vehicles, they cannot stop quickly without some notice. 

Distracted Driving 

We’ve all been guilty of distracted driving at one point in our lives. Like speeding, distracted driving is dangerous, illegal, and a reckless action no matter the size of the vehicle. Any truck driver who takes their eyes off the road for even a few seconds can cost thousands of dollars in property damage and even possibly fatalities. Since truck drivers are on the road so much and many of that time is in rural areas, it is easy for a truck driver to get distracted. This could be simply just changing the radio station or answering a text message. No matter what, if a truck driver takes their eyes off the road, it could be dangerous to everyone around them. 

Fatigued Driving 

There are regulations in place to keep tire trackers off the road and health remains alert while driving. In most places, a driver can drive for no more than 11 hours at a time and must take a 10-hour break between each striving section. They also cannot drive more than 60 hours in one week or 70 hours and eight days. These rules exist to help protect all drivers on the road but sometimes these regulations aren’t followed due to the driver being offered more money to get the delivery there faster.
We understand that being in a truck accident is often a terrifying and overwhelming time. It is why we suggest finding a truck accident lawyer, like our friends at Therman Law Offices, LTD, to help you through this time and get the compensation you rightly deserve.