Common Causes of Tractor-trailer Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) lists the following as some of the most common causes of big rig accidents:

Poor Driver Training
Driver Fatigue
Speeding
Overloaded Trucks
Oversized Trucks
Brake Failure
Poor Driving Conditions
Driver Inexperience
Failure To Yield The Right-Of-Way
Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol Or Drugs
Aggressive, Dangerous Or Reckless Driving
Mechanical Failure (Or Improper Maintenance)
Defective Parts (Such As Defective Steering or Brakes)

When a trucking company sends a giant 80,000 pound vehicle down the highway, it should absolutely ensure that NONE of the above conditions exists. People and families traveling in passenger cars and trucks are literally at the mercy of these companies when it comes to trucking safety.

Mulkey Law Firm moves quickly to secure evidence and establish the true cause of all 18-wheeler accidents that we investigate.