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Truck accident causes: Playing the blame game

Truck accidents in Colorado can, obviously, be caused by truck drivers or others on the road. Take for instance an article about central Texas, where truck accidents take place along Interstate 35 far too regularly. Some people are arguing that it's not always the truck driver's fault when an accident takes place, but some of the larger back-ups are caused by accidents that involve tractor-trailers.

Trucking accidents do shut down highways in many cases, because roads can be blocked or damaged by the heavy vehicles. Truck drivers caught up in situations where they can't stop fast enough suggested that some accidents aren't their faults; still, police do pull over drivers if they are following too closely behind traffic. The Department of Public Safety reported pulling over close to 9,000 trucks during Operation Roadcheck, too, and during that time, they claim that around one in five had safety issues that needed to be addressed.

Speeding is another issue for some truckers, although many trucks have speed regulators installed. One issue, though, is that through the CB system, truckers can alert one another to the police on the roadways, allowing them to slow down to avoid tickets.

Truck drivers have complained about drivers who pass in front of them and slam on their brakes expecting the truck to stop in time. That certainly could result in accidents, but if the truck is far enough back behind traffic, that shouldn't be a problem.

Of course, when you're suffering from injuries caused by a truck driver that isn't obeying the rules, you have the right to seek compensation. Dangerous truck drivers and reckless drunk drivers shouldn't get away without penalties. If you want to continue your legal case against these people, you may want to look into your options.

Source: KVUE, "Truck accidents irritate Central Texas drivers, but truckers not always to blame" Chris Davis, Jul. 17, 2014

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