Causes of Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Safety Carrier Association (FMSCA), a U.S. government agency, has identified frequent causes of truck accidents through extensive research. Some common causes they have pinpointed include the following:

  • Loss of control due to rapid maneuvers, vehicle dynamics, excessive speed, poor driving conditions and human error, such as inattention
  • Drivers falling asleep or becoming incapacitated
  • Running off the road; improper lane changes or turns
  • Human error by the driver of another vehicle
  • Mechanical failures, including brakes
  • Vehicle separations (towing accidents)

Whether the cause of the truck accident that you were involved in was human error (such as driver fatigue or reckless driving) or mechanical failure (such as tire blowouts), you owe it to yourself to have your case analyzed by an aggressive, accomplished truck accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, P.A., works hard to help our clients obtain compensation from liable parties, including truck drivers and their insurers, trucking companies and manufacturers, and government entities such as county and state government agencies in charge of maintaining roads and highways.

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The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd has helped semi truck accident victims recover compensation for injuries and losses by holding negligent persons or entities accountable. Our personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations. We will meet you in your home or hospital if necessary to explain what we can do for you. We handle cases on a contingency basis. This means that we front the costs of expert testimony and do not charge attorney fees until we win compensation for you.

Call (866) 508-3689 or e-mail us to discuss your 18-wheeler accident and legal options. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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