New York City’s narrow roadways and busy highways full of aggressive drivers are no match for the tractor trailers that have a responsibility to deliver products to the area. When large trucks are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the damage is often significantly worse than when two small passenger vehicles are involved in a crash. Of course, truck accidents are very complex vehicles so it takes a lot of extra effort to determine exactly what went wrong when one of these colossal vehicles are involved in an accident.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Mechanical problems: Trucks require a lot of maintenance to ensure that they are running properly. When an issue is ignored or the truck is not adequately maintained or inspected, the truck may not run as it should and ultimately result in a serious accident.
- Weight: Trucks are incredibly heavy vehicles, often weighing up to 80,000 pounds. If a truck driver fails to accurately calculate how long it will take to come to a stop, they may find themselves in a serious accident with one or more other vehicles.
- Nature of the job: Unfortunately, truck drivers are expected to work incredibly long days, and if they fail to stop and sleep, they may become drowsy and get in an accident.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact our firm today.
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