There are several elements that can contribute to truck accidents. To discuss filing a claim to recover compensation for injuries you sustained in a crash, contact a truck injury attorney in Clarksburg, WV at The Miley Legal Group.
A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that most fatalities in truck crashes don’t involve the trucker. In fact, 76 percent of those killed in 2009 were occupants of other vehicles, while only 14 percent were occupants of the truck.
Elements That Can Contribute to a Truck Accident
The following are some of the elements that can lead to a truck accident:
- improperly secured loads;
- loads exceed weight limits;
- faulty parts/equipment;
- company policies that result in unsafe driving practices; and
- improperly attached trailers.
In addition to these elements, driver behavior can result in a crash. Examples include truck driver impairment, sleep deprivation and aggressive driving, among others.
Speak with a Truck Accident Attorney
If you were injured in an accident with a trucker, seek legal counsel. Contact a truck injury attorney at The Miley Legal Group at 1-888-436-0859. We will help you gather the evidence that you need to prove your case.