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An overall idea about the truck accident causes

Road accidents are always fatal when people are involved. When a huge commercial truck is caught up with a road accident, it can create more catastrophic situation compared to the accident caused by two small personal vehicles.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are used to transport a huge quantity of goods from one place to another. Most of the time, these big rigs remain fully-loaded while they are moving through the road and may weigh minimum 25 times as a standard vehicle. The huge weight difference and due to the basic physics are the main causes of the probabilities of catastrophic reactions. So, there is a chance of huge economical and physical damage after a road accident.

Maybe your loved ones got involved in a severe big rig accident. So, need to entitle the recovery compensation for the physical injuries, mental hazards and the compensation for the car damage if any personal vehicle is involved in the accident. You should know how to bring a legal claim against all the responsible parties.
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Here, in this article, we will help you to know about the common truck accident causes_

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Poor driving training:

Poor driving training:

When someone is licensed to drive a huge commercial rig on a busy public road, they should complete a certain driving training course to meet the required driving needs including the defensive driving technique and other safety elements. However, you cannot find all the drivers stick on to these driving guidelines and training courses. As a consequence, you will see inadequately trained drivers along with little road sense and poor driving experience behind the truck wheels.

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Poor maintenance of the vehicle:

Poor maintenance of the vehicle:

Like other vehicle owners, commercial rig owners also need to observe whether their vehicles are in the satisfactory conditions before striking the public roads. However, the truck owners need to be more conscious about their vehicle’s condition. But you will see, in most of the cases, truck owners neglect their duties due to the expenses involved and time required to accomplish the whole job. The time they think they could use to transport goods. As a result, we get poorly trained drivers with the poorly maintained trucks that might cause a severe road accident.

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Overtaking and over speeding:

Overtaking and over speeding:

Drivers, who exceed a certain speed, can cause harm for others. Commercial truck drivers often try to overtake other trucks or vehicles and thus they don’t maintain the speed limits. But for this, only truck drivers are not responsible, but the truck owners are responsible as well. Truck owners often demand to reach particular destination within a particular time period. But they forget about the valid reasons that might cause delay in the roads. For example, poor weather, traffic jam in certain locations and many other valid reasons are there. Somehow, due to meet up the mentioned deadline, and not to lose their jobs, the drivers often tend to drive over the mentioned speed limit. While driving beyond the safe speed limit and overtaking other vehicles, these big rigs often cause fatal accidents. Over speeding has the effect of reducing reaction time. As a whole, they end up meeting with a catastrophic truck accident.

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Fatigue:

Fatigue:

Overworked drives and their fatigue are the causes of a large number of accidents. Drivers generally drive for hours and they take very little rest during the whole journey. Drivers work under a huge work pressure to deliver the goods within a very short time limit. Due to getting little sleep during the journey, the truck drivers get extremely exhausted. This tiredness causes them to lose attention and concentration.

There exist hundreds of other significant reasons of Commercial truck accidents and associated fatal damages. As you are now concerned about the most common reason, you should maintain these particular factors while driving or owning a commercial rig. Thus, the number of fatal truck accidents may reduce.