Aside from construction vehicles, 18 wheelers are by far the most dangerous vehicles on the road. They are massive, carry thousands of pounds of weight and must endure constant wear and tear due to prolonged driving. Considering how dangerous these trucks are to begin with, it seems all the more appalling when the people behind the wheel of these massive machines are inexperienced or negligent, making the road a scarier place for the rest of us.
Every year, large trucks are responsible for thousands of the most serious and fatal car accidents on the highways. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to find out about your legal options.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers are often paid by the trip, and because of this there is a great deal of pressure for them to drive fast and without stopping for vital things such as food and sleep. Some of the most common causes for truck accidents include:
- Reckless and speeding drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Drivers who are under the influence of stimulant drugs to stay awake
- Improperly secured loads
- Improperly maintained trucks
- Failure to meet inspection
Other drivers on the road should not have to constantly be in fear of large trucks, but this is the reality for many drivers.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 for a free initial consultation.