Truck Driver Error is the Leading Cause of Semi Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Victims Of Truck Accidents Caused By Truck Driver Error

Like any type of traffic accident, there can be many different causes of accidents that involve at least one large commercial truck, such as a semi or another type of tractor-trailer. However, a study published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicates that the number one, most common cause of truck accidents is an error on the part of the truck driver.

Driving a large commercial truck is not a simple task. These vehicles are heavy and difficult to maneuver, especially when surrounded by smaller vehicles that may be hard to see. For this reason, truck drivers must go through specialized training and testing to even receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Once licensed, they are held to a high standard of care and many laws that are stricter than those for regular drivers. For example, the speed limit for trucks is often lower than for cars and the legal limit for alcohol is significantly lower (0.04 percent) than the limit for non-commercial drivers (0.08 percent).

When truck drivers breach their duty of care and cause truck accidents, they can be deemed negligent and can be held liable for the losses incurred by truck victims.

Examples Of Truck Driver Negligence That Commonly Cause Truck Crashes

  • Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Texting, using a handheld cell phone, or other types of distracted driving
  • Not performing the necessary inspections before a driving shift
  • Violating the hours of service limits, resulting in fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for the road, traffic, or weather conditions
  • Not checking blind spots
  • Dangerous or improper lane changes
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving without a valid CDL
  • Any other type of FMCSA or traffic code violation

Proving what type of driver error caused an accident can be complicated. You always want to hire an experienced Truck Accident Attorney who knows how to investigate and prove truck accidents.

Contact a New York Truck Accident Lawyer for Help Today

The Rybak Firm, PLLC., we have the resources to investigate truck accidents, handle truck insurance claims, and represent your rights in a personal injury claim if necessary. If you have sustained injuries due to a truck crash in or around Brooklyn or New York City, please call our office for a free consultation at 718-307-5554.

Truck Accident Attorney Near Me

Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY.  Although our offices are in Brooklyn, NY we serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. Our Accident Lawyers are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.

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1810 Voorhies Ave

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Brooklyn, NY 11235




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