Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

February 8, 2017  |  Serious Accidents

Any type of trucking accident can be catastrophic, leading to life-altering injuries and tragic deaths. There are many common causes of these accidents, many of which occur due to the negligence of a trucking company. Here are just a couple of them.

Unrealistic Scheduling by Trucking Companies

When a trucking company places an unrealistic deadline on a driver, that is a recipe for disaster. In fact, it is very likely dangerous deadlines play a role in most trucking accidents. Drivers are often under immense pressure to get a load to its destination on time, and as a result may feel compelled to drive while fatigued or drive at dangerous speeds. Compounding the problem is the fact that a lot of trucking companies pay drivers per load. Drivers are not only encouraged – and even awarded – for spending more time behind the wheel than is safe, and driving faster than is safe.

Equipment Failure

When a critical component of a truck malfunctions, an accident is almost inevitable. Sometimes the fault lies with the manufacturer of components such as brakes or critical engine parts, but many times it’s the trucking company’s failure to properly maintain the vehicle.

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Baron & Budd has a well-established reputation for working passionately on behalf of our clients who have suffered harm due to trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the negligence of a trucking company, we may be able to help you obtain compensation. If you would like more information or schedule a consultation, please complete our contact form or call 866-236-9479.

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