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COMMON CAUSES FOR TRUCK ACCIDENTS
As with any auto accident, truck accidents may be caused by many different circumstances. However, some truck accidents are the result of negligence—or a failure to maintain a standard of safety—by the truck driver, the trucking company, or the manufacturer of the truck. At Crumley Roberts, it’s our goal to find out what caused your trucking accident and hold the negligent party accountable.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, let us put our experience to work for you. Our truck accident attorneys know what to look for when investigating truck accidents, and the sooner we can get to work collecting evidence and building your case, the better. Don’t wait until it’s too late—call us at or fill out a free initial consultation form.
We’re Familiar with Industry Regulations
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry. These regulations exist to make sure truck drivers and trucking companies maintain safety standards at all times, but sometimes these standards may be broken or overlooked, which can lead to accidents.
Common violations of FMCSA regulations include:
- Poor truck maintenance
Even though all trucks must be kept in road-worthy condition and must pass regular safety inspections, some trucking companies may keep old or worn-out trucks on the road to cut costs.
- Driver negligence
Truck drivers may go without sleep or use stimulants to help them stay awake and make their deliveries on time. These behaviors can cause the driver to lose concentration and cause a serious accident.
- Overloaded trucks
Trucking companies may overload their trucks in order to maximize profits. An overloaded truck can be difficult to stop or maneuver, making it unsafe to both the truck driver and other drivers on the road.
- Inadequate training
Driving a big truck requires skill, training, and knowledge. Untrained or inexperienced drivers who are unsupervised may make a mistake that could lead to a serious injury or even death.
Your truck accident may have been caused by one or more of these violations. It’s important to remember that FMCSA violations are often the result of negligence, which may make you eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
Crumley Roberts Is Here for You
The North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Crumley Roberts have years of experience dealing with truck accidents caused by negligence. We want to take care of you and your family, and we’ll do everything we can to help you move on from your accident.Free Initial Consultation