Common Causes of McAllen Semi-Truck Accidents
These are some of the common reasons why semi-truck accidents occur:
It is a regular occurrence to see fellow drivers on their phones, and truck drivers are no exception. They might also eat and drink while driving or engage in other distracting behaviors that could result in an accident.
Speeding and Fatigue
Truck drivers tend to feel pressure from their employers to get to their destinations on time to deliver their cargo. This leads to some truck drivers exceeding the speed limit. If you combine this with the fact that truck drivers spend many hours behind the wheel, which can lead to them driving fatigued, you have a lethal combination.
In many cases, it is not the drivers who are responsible for loading the cargo they will be transporting. If whoever is in charge of securing the load does a poor job, the cargo may be too heavy or loosely secured. If you have been in a truck accident that was caused by poorly loaded cargo, your Tijerina attorney will help determine how many other liable parties there might be in your case.
Poorly Maintained Trucks
If the truck is old, poorly maintained, or has a manufacturer’s defect, it may blow a tire, its brakes may fail, or it could experience many other issues. Once again, your accident attorney from the Tijerina Legal Group, PC, will work with you to determine what other parties might be responsible for your injuries and losses.