Common Causes of Large Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Common Causes of Large Commercial Vehicle Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA), a main driving force in regulating the heavy truck business in order to reduce big truck accidents, regulates many issues such as alcohol and drug use, safe loading, emergency equipment and driver qualifications. The Act also regulates a number of other factors. Many of the common causes of big rig accidents include:

  • Drivers Running off the road
  • Trucks which are speeding
  • Trucks which fail to yield the proper right of way
  • Lack of driver training
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Drivers who driver while taking drugs and/or alcohol
  • Trucks which suffer mechanical failure
  • Trucks which are overloaded
  • Trucks which suffer from defects or failures in their brakes
  • Operators driving dangerously or recklessly
  • Trucks which are oversized for the specific roadway
  • Poor driving conditions

The Law Firm of Carabin Shaw has represented truck accident victims and their families for accidents since 1992. In recent years we have counselled some of the biggest truck cases on record. If you seek counsel or advice for the victim of a trucking accident or simply have some questions about your legal options, please call us day or night. We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At your convenience, we offer a free initial consultation, with no obligation to you.

Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi.

If you are injured or suffer a loss in a trucking accident, do not trust the defendant’s insurer for help or assistance. That insurance company certainly will try to settle all claims as rapidly as possible. They will try and get you to sign a settlement and release well before you consult with a veteran, an experienced Corpus Christi trucking accident attorney. Please never sign any documents or accept or agree to any settlement without first seeking advice from an experienced Truck and Large Vehicle Accident Attorney such as we have at Carabin Shaw. We will act quickly and aggressively to protect all of your rights after you have suffered injury at the hands of a big truck.

Carabin Shaw understands the unique practical and legal problems that go with Big Rig and Large Commercial Vehicle Accidents. We also understand all too well the legal problems that arise from other types of truck accidents and have years of experience handling the issues that come up in these cases. Our goals always include litigating when necessary but always protecting the individuals involved. We also provide resources to educate the general public when the carelessness or negligence of truck companies causes injury. All of this is in the hope of increased road safety. Please contact us without delay for more information. We offer a free initial attorney consultation and always work such cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that you do not owe a legal fee unless we successfully conclude your case.

Are you in Corpus Christi? Have you been in an accident with an 18 wheeler or other big rig?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus.

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