Common Causes Of Car Accidents

Accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks are different from normal accidents in a number of important ways. First, due to the size of the vehicle, trucking accidents often cause catastrophic injuries and strike multiple vehicles. Second, truck drivers and trucking companies are governed by more stringent state and federal regulations than normal drivers. Because truck accidents differ than most accidents, consulting with an attorney after being injured can help you understand if you are entitled to any relief.

There May Be More Than One Cause For The Truck Accident

State and federal laws require truck drivers and trucking companies to comply with regulations in order to make the operation of the vehicle safe for everyone, including the driver and other motorists. However, not all truck drivers or companies meet these obligations. Some common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Impaired/tired driver
  • Overloaded/overweight loads
  • Improper driver training
  • Careless/distracted driving
  • Excessive speed

In order to determine what caused your accident, you need an experienced attorney to evaluate the accident conditions with personal investigation or by hiring an investigator. Through comprehensive evaluation of the accident scene, eyewitness statements and the vehicle information an expert can work to determine who or what is at fault.

We Can Help You Understand Potential Claims

Truck accidents have different considerations than car accidents. At Redhair & Studwell Injury Law Team, our experienced lawyers can help you determine what claims you may have and who is at fault. We will prepare the case vigorously so you can weigh all your options before deciding how to move forward.

Call us at 520-622-0433 to reach us in our Tucson office or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Arizona.