How Truck Drivers Cause Crashes
There are roughly 500,000 trucking accidents every year in the United States, accounting for 5,000 fatalities. Many of these accidents are caused by truck driver errors.
Truck driver negligence can come in many forms. A truck driver may fail to check blind spots and cause an accident. Improperly loaded cargo can also be a contributing factor to a serious auto accident. Other common causes include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in a drunk driving accident.
- Using cell phone while driving, causing a texting and cell phone accident
- Driving while drowsy, leading to an asleep at the wheel truck accident
Truck Driver Error Often Leads To Catastrophic Accidents
Even minor 18-wheeler accidents can cause devastating damage and injuries. That’s because a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh nearly 80,000 pounds, compared to an average car that weighs 5,000 pounds. All that extra weight means the force of a truck slamming into a car is significantly more powerful than a normal auto accident.
Contact A Louisville Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
If a reckless truck driver harmed you or a loved one on the Dixie Highway or somewhere else, take action now. Contact a Louisville truck accident lawyer who can stand up for your rights and demand justice. Contact the Slechter Law Firm.
Serving clients in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, the Slechter Law Firm combines the best of qualities of a small and large law firm. We have the knowledge and experience you might expect from a large, corporate law firm. But we provide clients with the personalized attention and exceptional customer service you would expect from a smaller firm.
No case is too big or too small for us. If you believe truck driver negligence caused your car wreck, reach out to us as soon as possible. We are ready to meet with you and provide a free case evaluation. To reach us by phone, please call 502-694-5407.
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