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Common causes of truck accidents, Part 1

Trucking accidents are one of the most devastating accidents in which anyone can be involved. Commercial big rig trucks are incredibly big and dangerous. They are often fatal or cause serious injuries and sometimes involve multiple vehicles. This post will go over some of the common causes of truck accidents.

Trucking accidents come in two types: those caused by passenger vehicles and those resulting from commercial truck drivers. This post will address the accidents caused by passenger vehicles.

Ironically, passenger car drivers are responsible for most commercial trucking accidents. Many passenger car drivers do not appreciate the performance capabilities of the commercial big rigs around them, such as breaking, visibility, and acceleration.

Many passenger vehicles drive in the blind spots of big rigs.  One good tip is if you can't see yourself in the side mirrors, the commercial truck driver probably cannot see you either. Another common cause of accidents is abruptly changing lanes in front of the big rig.

Many people also forget that trucks must make wide right turns and therefore try to sneak in a tight right turn on the right-hand side of the vehicle.

If you suffered a serious head injury due to a trucking accident, then you should probably seek legal advice from an attorney. Pursuing compensation against a trucking company is sometimes more complicated than a standard passenger vehicle. You must identify the property party to sue, who is liable, and determine if that party has insurance. You may have to deal with the driver, dispatcher, trucking company, and other entities while you try to identify the parties at fault. A lawyer can help you get through all of those facts and try to get you the compensation you deserve.

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