Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents | St. Louis Truck Accidents

Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

The Top Reasons Semi-Trucks Cause Accidents

Commercial trucking accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries every year in the United States, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. With so much commercial trucking traffic moving through Missouri on a daily basis, the potential for 18-wheeler accidents is high.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident anywhere in Missouri, it is in your interest to contact our firm. Our experienced St. Louis accident attorneys provide accident victims and their families with skilled personal injury and wrongful death representation.

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There Are Many Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Many things can go wrong while on the road, leading to an 18-wheeler, big rig or tractor-trailer accident. Common causes of these often devastating types of semi-truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Truck driver drug and alcohol use
  • Reckless driving
  • Cellphones and text messaging
  • Overweight loads
  • Licensing issues and lack of proper training
  • Mechanical malfunctions and improper maintenance
  • Hazardous cargoes and spills
  • Traffic congestion on roads not equipped for high traffic volumes

Regardless of why trucking accidents occur, they can cause horrible injuries and even death. Because truck accident injuries are so often catastrophic and disabling, the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, equipment and possibly lifetime care can be extremely high. If poor maintenance or defective equipment played a role in causing an accident that results in serious injury or the wrongful death of your loved one, you may have more options and sources for financial recovery. Compensation from the trucking company and its insurer, or other responsible parties, can go a long way toward making life easier for your family and your injured family member after a serious truck crash.

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