call Us TodayFree Consultation

Semi-truck accidents are serious and have many causes

Semi-truck accidents can be very serious to those involved. When you are injured in one of these type of collisions, you will need to determine its cause . There are several factors that you might need to look into if you plan to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered.

Accidents involving semi-trucks can be loosely divided into two categories -- those involving driver error and those that don't involve driver error. These are very loose divisions because there are some instances in which another factor led to the conditions that caused the accident, but the actual accident was because of the way the driver handled the previous issue. For example, the way a driver reacts to a tire blowing out on the truck might contribute significantly to the accident.

Poor road conditions, shifting cargo, problems with the truck itself and objects on the highway are all factors that can lead to accidents that would likely not be considered a driver's error. Driving too fast, driving while fatigued and improper maneuvering are all factors that could be considered driver errors if an accident occurred.

The reason that determining what caused the accident is important is because it can affect from whom you try to seek compensation. When you consider that the average semi-truck weighs around 30 times more than passenger cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, it is easy to understand how devastating it can be when a big rig smashes into these much smaller vehicles. If you were injured in one of these accidents, take action to seek compensation before your time limits run out and you can't do anything.

Source: Truck Driving Jobs, "Truck Driving Accidents - Causes, Fatalities, Statistics and Costs," accessed Sep. 09, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Office Locations

Richmond Hill Office
9050 Yonge Street, Suite 102
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9S6

Toll Free: 800-511-9181
Fax: 905-889-5325
Richmond Hill Law Office Map

Brampton Office
15 Gateway Blvd., Suite 201
Brampton, Ontario L6T 0H4

Toll Free: 800-511-9181
Fax: 905-889-5325
Brampton Law Office Map

Hamilton Office
302 Cumberland Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 2A1

Phone: 905-522-4878
Fax: 905-889-5325
Hamilton Law Office Map

Visit our blog


The was an error in retrieving the feed http://rp2361878.firmsitepreview.com/blog/atom.xml.