Ways That Truck Accidents Happen

January 6, 2023 in Personal Injury Articles, Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Truck Accident Lawyer

When you have been in a destructive truck accident, it can be a lot to deal with all at once. Not only are you dealing with the aftermath of suffering physical injuries, but you have to deal with the emotional stress and financial consequences that are brought on by such an accident. It is a lot to take on for one person, so if you have been in an accident, it is strongly advised that you talk to a lawyer about your legal options. The person responsible for causing your accident should be brought to justice. If you have any questions about a truck accident or commercial motor vehicle claim, set up a consultation with a trusted lawyer in your area now. 

Reckless Driving 

Reckless driving is one of the leading causes of truck accidents that lawyers often see in many kinds of cases. Weaving in and out of traffic, crossing double line boundaries on two lane highways, and speeding are all forms of reckless driving. However, determining exactly how an accident played out is not simple, and takes a detailed look at all of the factors involved. Your lawyer will be able to determine what exactly caused the truck accident and who was at fault. 

Error When Loading Cargo 

Because commercial trucks and other large trucks often involve more than one third party, such as companies responsible for shipping, there can be errors made even before the truck leaves for its destination. The people who are responsible for putting the heavy cargo on the truck and safely securing it may have made critical mistakes that can result in the truck being too heavy on one side. These errors are all too common, as a seasoned truck accident lawyer like one from Cohen Legal knows well and has explained here.

Another commonly seen cause of many truck accidents are mechanical failures. Carriers are required to thoroughly inspect all of their trucks to make sure that they are fully operational and pose no risk of causing an accident. If there is evidence found that indicates that a truck had flaws or was not reasonably inspected according to law, then the carrier or other involved parties may be held liable. 


A truck accident may happen because the truck driver got sleepy and fell asleep while on the road. These accidents are one of the most destructive because the driver loses all control of the truck. Driving a commercial truck is one of the most dangerous jobs because drivers must travel long distances to deliver their cargo. Unfortunately, this results in many drivers operating their truck with minimal rest, which can increase the likelihood of an accident. 

Accident victims can depend on a lawyer to guide them through their recovery and give them the legal help that they need to recover their losses. If you wish to be compensated fairly and to the fullest extent, hire a lawyer who has proven to have helped truck accident victims obtain the compensation that they are entitled to. If you need further assistance, schedule a consultation with a reputable truck accident lawyer that you can trust, as soon as possible.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer, call Robert E. Byrne, Jr. at 434-817-3100 or send him an email at [email protected].

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