The immediate aftermath of a truck accident can feel overwhelming. From emergency medical issues, to assessing the damage to one's vehicle, to questions about legal responsibility, a Dallas resident will have no shortage of concerns following a collision with a tractor-trailer.
As this blog reported in a previous post, a person who has been injured following a tractor-trailer accident should consider specific details and be prepared before meeting with his or her attorney regarding the accident. An attorney will want as many details as possible about the accident itself.
One aspect of a collision that attorney Jerry D. Andrews will want to talk to a person injured in a truck accident about is the possible cause of the accident. There are numerous potential causes of 18-wheeler accidents.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents are due to the failures of the truck drivers themselves. Tired drivers who have failed to adhere to the federally mandated rest requirements and distracted drivers who are not fully focused on the road often place other Texas drivers at risk.
Truck drivers under the influence of drugs, or who are simply unqualified to drive the major equipment with which they are responsible, can also lead to dangerous results on the roads. A speeding truck driver can cause great damage, as it is very hard to stop a large commercial vehicle when traveling at an unsafe speed. Sometimes truck companies fail to obtain necessary repairs to the trucks, and unsafe equipment can lead to accidents.
The experience Jerry D. Andrews has aiding clients following truck accidents allows him to help identify the causes of particular accidents. This knowledge is often helpful in building a successful case following an accident.
For additional information on truck accident causes, please visit our truck accident webpage.