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Truck accidents happen for many different reasons

In many cases when a truck accident occurs, the truck driver is deemed to be at fault. Additionally, it is common for people who hear about truck accidents to immediately think this without knowing the facts. To some degree, this is warranted given the reputation that the truck industry has and their penchant for pushing drivers to meet deadlines at any cost.

However, there are circumstances where a truck accident occurs because of the negligence of another driver involved in the crash. For example, the driver of a passenger vehicle may have been driving in a blind spot of the truck, making it impossible for the truck driver to know that the vehicle was even there. Another example is if a passenger vehicle quickly merges in front of a truck, giving the larger vehicle no time to properly react to it. This can also happen with sharp braking by a passenger vehicle.

Of course, one of the main focus points of a truck accident is, indeed, the truck driver. Was he or she intoxicated or distracted at the time of the accident? Was he or she fatigued or asleep at the wheel, and did the driver get enough rest or sleep prior to starting the shift? What about the vehicle itself? Was it improperly maintained or improperly loaded?

There are a lot of factors to consider when a truck accident occurs, and the victims that want justice are best served by consulting with an attorney early on in the process.

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