Truck Accident Causes
Helping Truck Accident Victims in Central and South Virginia
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, you need a law firm dedicated to investigating the cause of your accident. At Skolrood Law Firm, our legal staff has experience handling truck accident claims, and we’ll work hard to hold the parties that caused your accident legally responsible.
Our Roanoke truck accident lawyers are here to help protect your legal rights. Contact Skolrood Law Firm today—call (800) 477-5480 or complete our free initial consultation.
What Factors Contribute to a Trucking Accident?
The Roanoke truck accident lawyers at our law firm fight to protect the rights of victims who were injured in a variety of truck accidents, including those caused by:
- Driver Fatigue
Strict trucking company shipping deadlines may cause drivers to ignore mandatory rest periods, causing them to become fatigued after driving long hours without sleep. It is absolutely crucial that truck drivers be alert when driving rigs of up to 77,000 pounds in traffic.
- Driving too Fast for the Roadway and Traffic Conditions
Many drivers get paid by the mile. The more miles they drive, the more money they make. This, unfortunately, tempts some drivers to drive dangerously fast in traffic and in bad weather conditions. It takes a long time to safely bring a loaded tractor-trailer to a stop, so much harm can be done when a truck driver is careless or reckless.
- Driver Drug or Alcohol Use
Some truck drivers not only use alcohol, but also other drugs to try to keep themselves awake, instead of taking the necessary rest breaks.
- Improper Truck Maintenance
Drivers can log more than 100,000 miles per year—this makes regular inspections and vehicle maintenance critical. Failure to provide proper maintenance to a tractor-trailer can affect important safety functions such as braking and handling.
- Inadequate Driver Training and Licensing
Due to their size and weight, driving a truck is much more complicated than operating a passenger vehicle. Without proper training, drivers may not be able to safely maneuver trucks in emergency situations.
When you’re in a trucking accident caused by factors like these, our legal staff wants to help build a strong claim on your behalf. We can help you get the compensation you’re owed.
Get Legal Help Today
Virginia has legal deadlines, called statutes of limitations, which limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a truck accident.
Call Skolrood Law Firm today—we’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Just dial (800) 477-5480 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.