Whether be an 18-Wheeler or a Delivery Truck, truck accidents occur suddenly and often involve a smaller vehicle. The mere size and weight of a truck projects the type of catastrophic damage that can be caused.
Common causes for truck accidents include:
- Improper evaluation of turns
- Driver fatigue
- Improper braking
- Jack-knifing (The tractor and trailer act as two parts of a folding knife. The term “jack-knifing” is used to indicate when a tractor towing a trailer skids due to wet roads/improper braking, having the trailer push the towing vehicle from behind, eventually hitting the trailer itself)
- Trailer rollovers
- Drug/alcohol abuse.
These accidents often lead to minor and traumatic injury/long term disability resulting from
brain, neck, spinal cord injuries, as well as wrongful death. If you or a loved one need truck accident legal advice, contact TSF Law today.