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Causes of Truck Accidents 2017-03-25T16:37:10+00:00

When truckers and trucking companies fail to comply with federal and state trucking regulations, innocent people can be seriously injured or killed. If your life has been forever changed due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, please talk to the law firm of Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C.Our truck accident lawyers have been helping injured victims and their families since 1972. We have stayed current on federal and Alabama state trucking regulations and have developed a keen understanding of trucking laws. We understand what truckers and trucking companies are supposed to do to maintain safety, and we know the ways in which precautions and safety measures are overlooked. We can begin an immediate investigation into the cause of the truck accident. Call us now to arrange a free consultation. We can be reached locally at 251-725-9026 or toll free at 888-341-5394.

How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

We take immediate action to determine the cause of the truck accident. In our decades of experience, we have found that in most accidents, either the truck driver or the truck company can be traced back to the root cause of the accident.

Negligence such as the following can cause truck accidents

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Driver under influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Driver distracted while driving by cellphone use or another occurrence
  • Inaccurate or insufficient driver background checks
  • Inaccurate or insufficient hiring practices
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Speeding
  • Truck defects and/or overlooked maintenance on trucks
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks

Our attorneys launch a full investigation into the cause of the truck accident, including performing an accident scene reconstruction. By piecing together tread marks, skid marks, points of impact, black box information, eye witness statements and other elements, we can build a solid idea of what happened at the accident scene.

We build strong and solid claims on behalf of our injured clients, holding negligent people accountable for their harmful actions. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured truck accident victims.