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Causes of big rig crashes might not always be easy to spot

Semi-truck crashes can cause a victim's life to change in an instant. It is imperative that all drivers are safe on the roads; however, because of the size and weight of a big rig, those truckers must ensure that they aren't doing anything that might lead to a crash. When there is a crash and an innocent person is injured, the victim demanded to know the cause of the crash.

Obviously, the trucker's actions might lead to a crash. Things like trying to continue driving while they are distracted or driving too fast can lead to an accident. The same is true for truckers who drive when they are fatigued or out of sorts.

Even though there are many crashes caused by a trucker's actions, those aren't the only causes that you might have to consider if you are in a crash. There is a chance that something went wrong with the truck or trailer. These mechanical defects can be just as devastating as the trucker's errors. Things like tire blowouts, brakes that don't work properly or failing coupling components in the hitch can all cause serious accidents.

On top of those points, there is also the possibility that the trucking company who hired the trucker might be to blame. The company might encourage unsafe behavior, such as speeding, by making the deadline for delivery too tight. This might also be the case if a trucker is driving while fatigued. Instead, trucking companies should demand that all truckers drive safely and follow all applicable laws when they are on the roads.

Source: Stop Unsafe Trucks, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents," accessed June 08, 2018

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