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Austin Trucking Accident - Common Causes

000 Speeding Large trucks are difficult to maneuver quickly including stopping . Failure to maintain safe speeds often leads to a loss of control or an inability to stop safely . What are the common causes of Austin Truck Accidents ? Helpful Tips from Attorney Steven C. Lee The leading cause of truck accidents in Austin and surrounding areas is negligence . Negligence is a legal term that describes the failure to use reasonable care , resulting in damage or injury to another . Here are a few of the more common forms of negligence that lead to trucking accidents including those of delivery vehicles . Improperly Maintained Trucks / Trailers 000 Truck accidents are not always caused by drivers . Sometimes there are equipment malfunctions that lead to truck accidents . Such equipment failures can involve braking systems , steering issues , tire blowout , engine failure , trailer brake lights , and load balance . Drunk Driving Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be a contributing factor truck accidents . DRIVER LICENSE STEVEN C LEE & ASSOCIATES Third Party Interference In some cases a third party can cause an accident . For example , a sports car cuts - off a large truck with no room to spare leading to a multi - vehicle collision . In such cases , there may be multiple parties responsible for your accident , and they all may owe you compensation . ●●● WALT 100 Fatigued Driver Truck drivers are required by federal law to only drive a certain number of hours per week . As the enforcement of these regulations is difficult to police , trucking companies often push drivers for more hours on the road with unrealistic schedules . Tired , exhausted drivers are not as responsive as they need to be behind the wheel of a large truck . 0 000 Distracted Driving Distractions while driving are quickly growing as one of the leading causes of truck accidents as well as delivery vehicle accidents . Distracted driving usually is caused by drivers paying more attention to their phones than the road . Insufficient Driver Training Drivers are required to have a Commercial Drivers License ( CDL ) and demonstrate the ability to operate trucks in a safe and professional manner . But not all drivers have their CDL , and not all drivers have the appropriate training to drive professionally . Bad Weather Weather can also have an impact on truck accidents here in Austin due to high winds , water on roads , icy bridge conditions , and heavy rain . Even hotter weather in the Texas summer can lead to blowouts on truck tires due to excessive road temperatures on worn tires . If you have been involved in an Austin Truck Accident , call Steven C. Lee & Associates . 512-236-1300 .

Austin Trucking Accident - Common Causes

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This infographic shows the common causes of Austin Trucking Accidents. If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler, commercial delivery vehicle, dump truck or trucking vehicle, pl...




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