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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Each day thousands of big rigs ride through the highways of Texas and Oklahoma on their way to other states or past our borders. When big rig accidents happen, the results can be devastating due to the size and weight of these vehicles.

Whatever the cause of your accident, our lawyers can help you or your loved one if they have been injured in a big rig collision.

Contact the truck accident lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings and put our experience to work for you.

Call our law offices at (877) 920-9009 or fill out the "Free Case Evaluation" form to get connected with one our lawyers.

Causes of Big Rig Accidents

According to a study by the U.S Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 10 common causes of truck accidents.

  • Traffic congestion
  • Brake problems
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Roadway problems
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Fatigue
  • Unfamiliarity with area
  • Failure to stop in enough time
  • Over-the-counter drug use

Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of truck accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers is still high.

Highway Truck Accidents

When highway truck accidents happen, they are often severe because many vehicles are traveling at such a high velocity. When you are the victim of one of these types of accidents, you need an attorney who will stand up for you and fight for your rights.

Truck Accident Injuries

The injuries sustained after a Texas truck accident can be life-changing. These types of serious accidents can take a physical, emotional and financial toll on the victim and their family.

18-Wheeler Collisions

18-wheeler trucks are some of the largest vehicles on the road. The sheer weight and size of large commercial trucks puts passenger cars at a distinct disadvantage should an accident occur.

Trucker Insurance

In order to legally operate a semi-trailer on the road, trucking companies and drivers must have a certain amount of insurance.

Contact our Lawyers Today

Truck companies have a responsibility to make sure their drivers obey the rules of the road and drive safely. When drivers fail to follow these rules, they put everyone in danger and need to be held accountable for their actions.

Located in the Fort Worth area, we serve clients throughout Texas and Oklahoma. At Stephens, Anderson & Cummings we are dedicated to helping truck accident victims get their lives back on track.

Contact us at (877) 920-9009 to get free legal advice on your situation or reach us online "here".