Causes of Truck Accidents in Little Rock
Truck accidents and collisions with automobiles, other vehicles, trees, culverts or property cause millions of dollars of damages every year. Persons that collide with a large truck at high speeds on highways are likely to experience severe bodily harm or even death from those truck accidents. When tragedy occurs from any truck accident, Little Rock, AR, attorney Thomas G. Buchanan is an excellent first choice for victims that seek to recover financial expenses and to obtain fair compensation for their accident injuries and property damage.
The Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan Little Rock, AR personal injury lawyers offer caring, courageous and committed legal services to personal injury accident victims on a daily basis. We offer big-firm sophistication and resources with small-firm attention to detail to every client, every day. Each case is hand-selected and optimized for maximum potential. We are the law firm other attorneys go to when they want elite treatment and expertise for personal injury clients.
Improvements in safety equipment, regulations and better highway maintenance help to keep truck accidents down, but trucks are still second only to automobiles in the record books for causing serious car crashes and even fatal accidents
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- DUI/DWI – drugs or alcohol
- Driver Fatigue
- Distracted Driving
- Overloading of Trucks or Trailers
- Equipment Defects or Failures
- Weather or Road Conditions
- Inexperienced Drivers
Truck accidents may involve collisions with other vehicles, bridges, trees and or other inanimate objects, or they may end in a rollover. Trucks are larger and heavier than automobiles; a collision between a truck and an automobile usually ends badly for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. In Arkansas, in 2009, of the 585 fatalities recorded, about 29% were related to use of alcohol and 21.4% of all rollover accidents resulted in fatalities.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed in or due to involvement in a truck accident, it is important to contact us at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan for legal advice immediately. Do not lose your rights to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and other damage claims that result from such an accident. Call today to start on your road to recovery after a truck accident. Expect results and our resolve to be caring, courageous and committed – for every client, every day.