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Commercial Truck Accidents

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Commercial Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, strictly regulates drivers and companies. These rules control the maintenance of vehicles and operational issues to provide the maximum safety for other drivers on our roads and highways.

Because of the size and speed of 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks, loss of control, tired drivers, or other serious issues can turn trucks into incredibly dangerous, heavy, and even lethal projectiles. Therefore, truck drivers are required to undergo rigorous training and abide by strict schedules to minimize the risk of accidents.

​Serious accidents do still happen, however. These are often caused by any of the following:

  • Inadequate training

  • Exhaustion or fatigue

  • Drivers pushed past their limits

  • Improperly maintained vehicles

  • Mechanical failure

Tractor-trailer accidents require an in-depth knowledge of industry regulations, mechanical operation of big rigs, and the physics of truck wrecks. Well-documented evidence helps us establish liability and hold responsible those individuals or entities that have caused accidental injuries.