In today’s economy, many companies use commercial trucks to transport goods from one place to the next. But when truck drivers are careless or negligent in their work, their 80,000-pound trucks can become deadly weapons on the road. When these trucks collide with a passenger vehicle, it’s typically the motorist, not the trucker, who suffers from serious injuries.
About Trucking Accidents
With the number of commercial trucks on the road rising constantly, the risk of collision is inevitable. Truck accidents may be caused by a number of factors.
In a trucking accident, truck drivers aren’t alone in fault. Some trucking companies pressure drivers to violate regulations to deliver their cargo on time, delay critical truck maintenance or even hire unqualified drivers.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- Improper truck maintenance
- Speeding or inattention
- Cell phone use while driving
If you have been wrongfully injured as a result of a trucking accident, contact our St. Louis personal injury attorneys right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.