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What are some common reasons for trucking accidents?

If you've recently been injured in a truck accident in Colorado, you might be interested in understanding what some common accident causes are. Knowing more about the reasons behind accidents may help you in your case, especially since there is evidence and statistics to back your accusations.

When it comes to commercial trucks, a few things are abundantly clear. First of all, they are much larger than small passenger vehicles, which weigh much less and are far smaller. Because of the weight and size differences, the likelihood of someone in a small vehicle being hit by a commercial truck and getting away with minor or no injuries is incredibly unlikely. Second, the commercial trucking industry is powered by deadlines. Not meeting those deadlines puts businesses behind, so there is a lot of pressure on drivers to drive often and for many hours during one sitting.

Commercial drivers most commonly cause accidents due to inadequate training, driving too quickly to meet deadlines for higher pay rates and trying to meet unrealistic scheduling demands. There are, of course, other reasons commercial drivers may be driving in an unsafe manner, but these are some prevailing findings. Whether through speeding or skipping the sleep they desperately need, some commercial truck drivers cause accidents that could otherwise be avoided.

If you've been hit by a commercial truck driver who was speeding, driving dangerously or who had gone too long without sleep, you have every right to seek help and compensation. You shouldn't have to face added stress and worry over medical bills or other financial needs while you're trying to recover from your injuries.

Source: FindLaw, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents" Nov. 06, 2014

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