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Three Major Dangers In Trucking Accidents

Walner Law®
Walner Law®

September 3, 2021

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Unfortunately, thousands of truck accidents occur each year. When these collisions happen, they result in some of the most catastrophic injuries. Dangers exist in all situations on the road, but it can be significantly hazardous when large commercial trucks are involved.

Below, we’ll help you understand more about these three major dangers in trucking accidents:

  • Driver errors
  • Weather conditions
  • Auto defects

Call our firm today at (312) 313-2888 if you suffer injuries in a negligence-related truck accident.

Driver Errors

Truck drivers have a responsibility to keep themselves and all others on the road safe. Unfortunately, several errors exist, including the following:

  • Intoxication
  • Distractions
  • Fatigue
  • Drug use
  • Speeding

Any of the above errors can be considered a breach of the duty to provide care, and the truck driver may be responsible for a crash.

Weather Conditions

While many drivers have to be wary of rain and snow, truck drivers must also be cautious of strong winds. Weather conditions can make it challenging for truck drivers to stop, drive in specific areas, and even make sharper turns. Even the slightest mishap in a strong wind can cause the truck to turn onto its side and crash into other vehicles.

Auto Defects

Far too often, manufacturers create products that have design or manufacturing defects. An auto defect on a truck can include brake failure or tire blowouts, but that’s not all. Several components of the truck can fail, and when they do, devastating collisions occur.

Our team at Walner Law® works hard for you when you need us most. If you suffer severe injuries because of a negligence-related truck accident, you can rely on us to be your voice. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers know what tactics insurance adjusters use against you, and you can trust us to help you every step of the way.

For a free consultation, we encourage you to call us today at (312) 313-2888.

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