Causes of Truck Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But, filing a claim requires determining who was responsible for your accident. At Ponce Law, we know the wide variety of truck accident causes and how to deal with each case. We can gather the evidence needed to create a strong claim on your behalf.

We’re here to stand up for your rights after your truck accident. Give us a call 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form to get the legal help you deserve, today.

3 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Three common causes of semi truck crashes include:

  1. Truck Driver Error
    Truck drivers must be well-trained and well-rested when behind the wheel. But some truck drivers are inexperienced — while others may drive while sleep-deprived, distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These are all factors for driver error, which can lead to serious accidents.
  2. Poor Truck Maintenance
    Tractor trailers, dump trucks, and box trucks need frequent maintenance to stay safe on the road. Often, trucking companies may neglect to maintain their trucks to increase profits and decrease downtimes. If a single part of a truck’s brakes, engine, transmission, or other equipment fails, the truck may become uncontrollable and cause a major accident.
  3. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Violations
    The FMCSA specifies how much weight trucks can carry and how many hours drivers can travel without rest. Sometimes trucking companies overload trucks or place unrealistic timelines on drivers to increase profits, which can lead to multi-car pileups and serious injuries.

Many factors can contribute to semi truck accidents. Our truck accident lawyers can investigate to determine who was responsible. We’ll use our legal knowledge and experience to hold that party accountable for your accident-related expenses.

Get Legal Help Now

The longer you wait to get legal help after a truck accident, the harder it may be to collect evidence that can strengthen your claim. So don’t wait to talk to an attorney—contact Ponce Law today. We’ve been helping injured victims in Nashville and middle Tennessee for more than 25 years, and we want to help you, too.