Causes of truck accidents in Arizona cover a wide range
What causes truck accident in Arizona? The question might sound simple, but there are often many, sometimes-complicated answers. So many factors contribute to an accident: road conditions, time of day and traffic conditions often play a part. Some of these things we can't control. But often, the cause of many accidents can be traced back to certain conditions that can be controlled.
Some of the more common causes of accidents that could have been prevented include:
- Overloaded truck. Trucks that exceed the legal weight limit put everyone at risk. An overloaded trailer is much harder to handle and extremely prone to accidents. The odds of a rollover accident are also much higher.
- Truck driver fatigue. Truck drivers are required by law to take breaks and get a certain amount of sleep every day to avoid truck driver fatigue. When they fail to do so, they put everyone in danger. Asleep at the wheel accidents can happen in an instant.
- Truck driver distraction. Drivers need to stay focused on the road, especially when they're driving a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler to avoid truck driver distraction. Sadly, distracted driving is common cause of truck accidents. Texting & cell phone use while driving are often to blame.
- Speeding truck. Time means everything to truck drivers. The faster they can get somewhere, the more work they can get. But when a truck driver speeds, that speeding truck becomes a fast-moving weapon capable of injuring numerous people.
- Reckless trucker. Weaving in and out of lanes, ignoring stop lights, braking fast or accelerating without warning - these are just some examples of a reckless trucker.
- Truck company violations. Not all truck companies are the same. Some repeatedly fail to follow the law. Some may have even lost their license, and yet their trucks are somehow still on the road. That's unacceptable. We take truck company violations very seriously.
- Poor truck maintenance. Like your car, large trucks need to be maintained in order to run properly. Sadly, some truck drivers fail to replace their brakes, check their tires or have other routine maintenance done. All it takes is one small problem to turn into a full-scale, multi-car crash due to poor truck maintenance.
Rely on an experienced Phoenix truck accident attorney
Accidents happen fast. But the effects can last a lifetime. Don't be a victim. Take back control. Contact an Arizona truck accident lawyer who puts people first. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC and schedule a free evaluation today. We're on your side.