Last Updated on March 10, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
When you’ve been involved in an accident with a semi-trailer truck, you need to know your case is in the best possible hands. Commercial truck and tractor-trailer truck accidents can be far more devastating and complicated than regular car accidents. That’s why they should only be handled by a law firm with years of experience and a record of success handling this specific case type. The personal injury lawyers at Spaulding Injury Law have represented truck crash victims throughout Atlanta and all of Fulton County. We have the resources to see truck crash cases through to their resolution. Contact us now for a free consultation.
What is a truck accident?
A truck accident is when someone is driving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or a similar commercial truck and gets into an accident with another vehicle. The majority of these cases happen between trucks and pedestrian vehicles. They are also referred to as a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or a traffic collision. While the vast majority of truck wrecks are related to distracted driving, there are many different types of truck accidents.
The Different Types of Truck Accidents.
There are many types of collisions that can occur between a truck and another vehicle. These collisions can be defined as
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Broadside collisions
- Centerline crossover collisions
- Bump collisions
- Lane change collisions
- Jack-knifed tractor-trailers
- Loss of control of a vehicle
- Loss of truck control by a truck driver
- Hit and run truck accident
The Leading Causes of Truck Accidents.
The leading cause of truck accidents is distracted drivers. While distracted driving may be the leading cause, other causes include:
- Inattentiveness behind the wheel
- Failure to observe other vehicles, traffic signals, or conditions
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Scheduling pressures
- Illegal maneuver on the road
- Unfamiliarity with the road or route
- Mechanical problems with the truck
- Shifting cargo
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