What Are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents?

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Meet Andrew S. Kryder, Esq., the founding partner of The Kryder Law Group, LLC, Accident and Injury Lawyers. Andy brings decades of experience representing car drivers seriously injured in commercial truck collisions in Chicago and across Illinois to clearly answer this question.

Known for making complex legal issues understandable, Andy describes the major causes of truck accidents in this video. Commercial truck crashes are commonly caused by driver fatigue, distracted driving, an impaired truck driver, or when trucking companies hire inexperienced drivers.

The Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Illinois

Andy begins, “Many people ask, ‘What are the most common reasons for truck or commercial vehicle collisions?'”

The Main Cause of Commercial Truck Accidents

“Well—in my experience,” he answers, “it usually boils down to the truck operator. What we see is… someone operating a truck too fast for conditions; they can’t slow down in time to avoid a collision, [and] a rear-end accident might occur.”

Common Factors in Large Truck Crashes

He continues, “We also see improper lane use where [commercial truck drivers] merge and fail to yield; but vehicle operators might also be drowsy, distracted, even impaired.”

The Main Cause of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Commercial Trucks

“The most common reason we see is inexperienced operators taking to the road and, due to their inexperience, [causing] preventable accidents.”

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Crashes Infographic

Why Are Truck Accidents So Devastating?

“Unfortunately,” Andy observes, “truck and commercial vehicle collisions [with passenger vehicles] cause some of the worst injuries we see. And it’s not hard to imagine why.”

He explains why most truck accidents cause fatal crashes and such serious injuries, “When an 80,000-pound fully loaded semi runs into a 4,000-pound passenger vehicle, the results are often devastating.” He concludes, “It’s not uncommon for us to see some of the worst injuries in these types of collisions.”

How The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers Can Help

In summary, Andy says, “If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, give us a call. We can quickly evaluate your case and determine if you’re entitled to benefits.”

What Are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents?
What Are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents?

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