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Common Causes of a Truck Accident in Clarksburg

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If you were involved in a truck accident in Clarksburg that was caused by the truck driver, you can file a personal injury claim with a Clarksburg personal injury lawyer in order to receive a settlement for your property damage and/or injuries.

Truck accidents can be caused by a number of factors, though they can be broadly categorized into 2 types: those caused by the truck driver and those caused by the passenger vehicle.

Common Truck Accidents in Clarksburg Caused by a Truck Driver

The most common causes for truck accidents when the truck driver is at fault include:
 

  • lack of training and qualifications;
  • fatigue;
  • driving over the speed limit;
  • driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs;
  • improperly secured load; and
  • loading the truck over maximum capacity.


Truck Accidents in Clarksburg Caused by Passenger Vehicles

The most common causes for a truck accident when a passenger vehicle driver is at fault include:
 

  • driving in the truck driver's blind spot;
  • failing to keep an adequate distance from truck;
  • switching lanes abruptly in front of the truck; and
  • driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


If you were involved in a Clarksburg truck accident and the truck driver was at fault, you should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer to begin the claims process. 

Contact a Clarksburg Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer can help you prove that your accident was caused by the truck driver. When trucks collide with passenger cars, the results will likely be life-changing. Although there will be a lot of questions and important decisions to make during this time, choosing the right legal representation can help you make the most informed decisions possible while you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. The Miley Legal Group in Clarksburg will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800.

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