A truck accident may occur for a variety of reasons. The number one cause, I believe, is driver fatigue: if a driver has been on the road for too long and has not taken necessary breaks or followed federal law which mandates when a truck driver can operate a truck. Federal law requires truckers to take breaks and not be on the road for a specific time period.
Truck accidents may be caused for other reasons. A truck driver may be distracted because the truck driver is on his phone, the truck driver might be on the radio, maybe he’s distracted by his work, or the load in the back. A trucker may be operating his vehicle at an excessive speed, and if you operate some of those big trucks at very high speeds, accidents do occur.
If you are injured in a truck accident, you should contact Gainsberg Law. We have represented many individuals that were injured, and we know the law regarding trucks and when a truck driver does not act properly. You should call us in Chicago at 312-600-9585, email us, or visit our website at GainsbergLaw.com