Causes of Truck Accidents

Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler or semi truck can be intimidating due to these commercial vehicles’ overwhelming size and power. Fortunately, there are laws regulating things such as driving hours and cargo weight in order to protect the safety of both truck drivers and other motorists on the road. Despite these rules and regulations, though, some truck drivers continue to engage in reckless behavior that can lead to devastating preventable accidents.

When truck drivers and others involved in the trucking industry fail to act carefully and safely, it puts others on the road at risk of catastrophic trucking accidents. Whether a truck accident is due to the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or auto manufacturing company, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin can help victims of these incidents in Connecticut pursue compensation for their resulting damages.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Unfortunately, there are a number of careless behaviors that can lead to truck accidents. The most common cause of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver fatigue due to hours of service violations
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Truck defects

The large size of commercial trucks means that accidents involving these vehicles often cause widespread, overwhelming damage. Victims can be left facing extensive medical bills, months of lost wages, and vehicle repair or replacement costs.

Talk to a Trucking Accident Attorney in Connecticut

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a commercial truck accident in Connecticut, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin believe that you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our offices at 860.560.7226 today to find out how we may be able to fight for you.