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Why do semitruck accidents continue to happen?

With so many people on the road at any given time, there will always be motor vehicle accidents. There is no way around this, so you need to do whatever it takes to remain safe at all times.

However, here's something you need to remember: There are things you can personally do to prevent trouble on the road.

Conversely, you don't have any control over other drivers, such as those operating a semitruck. Here are some of the many causes of semitruck accidents:

  • Failure to follow safety guidelines
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving, such as speeding
  • Failure to properly load the vehicle
  • Insufficient maintenance

As the driver of a passenger vehicle, you have full control over everything you are doing. You don't have any control over semitruck drivers, so one of these situations could come into play at any time.

At our law firm, we know what it takes to investigate a semitruck accident. There are many steps involved with determining what went wrong. It's always our goal to do whatever it takes to understand the crash, as to determine the cause and fault.

If a semitruck strikes your vehicle, do your best to move to safety and call 911. The sooner police arrive at the scene, the better.

Once you receive treatment for your injuries, learn more about the cause of the accident and how to move forward. If the semitruck driver was at fault, you may be able to seek compensation for injuries, medical bills and many other related damages.

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