We have included this list to show you possible reasons why an accident with a commercial vehicle occurred. Keep in mind, this is not an all-inclusive list, and if you think there is another reason not specified here, be sure to mention it to your attorney to get the settlement you deserve for your case.
• Driver — More often than not, commercial vehicle drivers will attempt to push through their fatigue in order to attain the mileage goals put in place by the companies that hired them. They may even be driving under the influence, or looking at their cellphone for directions, texting, and talking on the phone.
• Overdue Maintenance of Vehicle — As commercial vehicles travel thousands of miles each week, they need to be maintained frequently. Failure to replace brake pads or a broken windshield can be the root of an accident.
• Broken Parts — If a piece of the truck or trailer is broken, it may not be the driver’s fault, but a fatal accident can still occur. The owner of the truck or trailer with the broken part(s) will be held liable.
• Cargo Loaded Wrongly — It is imperative the trailer of commercial vehicles are loaded properly to keep balance and the cargo doesn’t end up falling off the trailer during turns and hills. Additionally, there are federal and state laws tractor-trailers must adhere to for the safety of other drivers.
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