With the number of industries in and around the area of St. Marys, there are a number of different trucks and commercial vehicles that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. When a truck accident occurs, the injuries are often severe due to the disparity in the size and weight of vehicles.
The regulations that apply to commercial drivers and their vehicles are different than those that apply to others. Some of the common causes of accidents may involve:
- Driver fatigue due to long hours on the road
- Equipment failure
- Improper maintenance of the vehicle
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate training
- Improperly secured loads
- Overweight vehicles
- Unsafe speeds
Any of these, or a combination of these, can cause an accident with tragic results. By consulting with a law firm that is experienced in navigating these issues, you can rest assured that your legal rights will be protected.