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18 Wheeler Accidents

If you’ve been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney quickly to immediately put the company on notice and keep them from attempting any dishonest action that might impact your case.

Why 18 Wheeler Accidents Happen

Not only are professional truck drivers required to have specialized training to become licensed to drive an 18 wheeler, they also must keep meticulous records of their driving time. Many 18 wheeler accidents are caused by fatigued driving. 18 wheeler drivers are required to stop operating the truck after so many hours on the road. Violations of this type are common and often times lead to needless accidents.

Sometimes the trucking company tries to place profits before motorist’s safety by putting trucks on the road that have not been properly maintained according to requirements by the State. Brakes, lights, tires, and many more parts of the truck are subject to strict maintenance and quality requirements, and unfortunately these are sometimes overlooked, and can contribute to accidents.

Other times, basic human error causes 18 wheeler accidents. Much like basic car crashes, not obeying traffic rules or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations can lead to accidents as well. Unfortunately, often crashes involving 18 wheelers can lead to serious injuries and even death.

It is important you hire an experienced law firm to investigate the cause of the accident and establish that the driver of the 18 wheeler was at fault in your case.