Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers and trucking companies need to be held accountable for their unique ability to cause harm to smaller passenger vehicles, especially on major highways. Driving errors that may not be significant when made by small vehicles could result in catastrophic accidents and injuries when they are made by semitrucks and 18-wheelers. The causes of truck accidents can vary, but many are related to negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company or poorly maintained equipment.

At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I thoroughly investigate truck accidents to determine their causes and the liability of those involved. For 25 years, I have recovered substantial results for Connecticut drivers involved in truck and tractor-trailer accidents.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Operating a large semitruck or another commercial vehicle requires proper training, maintenance and realistic schedules from trucking companies. The failure to meet these basic requirements can put other drivers on the road in jeopardy. Common causes of truck accidents may include:

  • Negligence — driver fatigue or inattentive driving, exceeding the maximum hours of driving allowed, speeding or crossing the center line, and poor decisions leading to impact
  • Trucking company liability — hiring unqualified drivers, pressuring drivers to drive without mandated rest, falsifying logs or not following other regulations
  • Truck and freight condition — bald tires, malfunctioning lights, bad brakes; overweight, unsecured or unbalanced loads

If you have been involved in a truck accident, I will work tirelessly to earn compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses related to the accident. By talking with a lawyer, you can better understand your options.

Learn More About Your Options

After any accident, contact my firm in Stamford by emailing me or calling 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110 to schedule a free initial consultation. Talk with me about your accident and feel confident about the direction of your case.

I can meet clients in home or hospitals. You owe nothing unless your case is successful.