Causes of Truck Accidents

If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi truck, it is important to promptly seek representation from a personal injury attorney. There are legal steps that need to be taken early in the case, including investigating the cause of the accident. Once liability is determined, an attorney can help the accident victim explore options for seeking compensation.

I am J. Burton Hunter, III, a personal injury lawyer serving clients in Buckhannon and throughout West Virginia. I can work to determine if driver negligence, faulty truck maintenance, or another factor caused or contributed to your accident. Contact my law office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

When the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company is to blame for a truck accident, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation for any accident-related damages. Some common causes of truck wrecks include:

  • Driver negligence: Driver fatigue, distracted driving (talking on a cell phone or texting while driving), drunk driving, excessive speeding, driver inexperience, failure to follow safety guidelines, following too closely
  • Trucking company negligence: Faulty truck maintenance, negligent enforcement of sleep and driving schedules, improper training, overloaded trucks, missed safety inspections
  • Other factors: Dangerous road conditions, defective brakes, defective tires, defective equipment

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Contact a Buckhannon Speeding Truck Collision Lawyer

Determining the cause of your accident is an important step in pursuing a personal injury claim. I can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs associated with your accident. To schedule a free consultation, contact me by calling 304-472-7477.