What Leads To Truck Accidents?

If you or someone you love has been in a serious truck accident, you probably have numerous questions about the legal process and compensation. But many people in this situation also have to wonder: What can cause such a tragic accident?

After an accident, working with an experienced team of lawyers is one of the best ways to get the answers you need. At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, we help Oklahoma clients find the answers they need. Our lawyers will take the time to listen to you and help you understand your case. We will fight to get you the compensation you need.

Some Of The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

  • Unsafe driving: Although there are many reasons or excuses for it, the reality is that most accidents come back to unsafe or illegal driving behaviors. Truckers speeding, going too fast for conditions, driving drunk or committing other violations are the common causes for trucking accidents.
  • Distracted driving: Although the use of the citizens band (CB) radio has largely declined for many truck drivers, they still have plenty of technological distractions. Truck drivers have cellphones, music players and even television/movie screens to distract them from safe driving.
  • Driver fatigue: Truck driving is not physically demanding, but driving on the road for long hours can be remarkably fatiguing. Many drivers continue on the road to make their deadlines even when exhausted, which increases the danger for all other drivers.
  • Improperly secured loads: If the cargo is not properly secured it can cause a truck to suddenly lurch or swerve out of control. An overly top-heavy load can even cause a rollover.

These are just a few of the common causes of truck accidents. Our attorneys have handled all types of truck and other auto accident claims, including high-stakes, catastrophic auto accidents. We can help you.

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Do not wait. If you have been in a truck accident, seek medical attention and call us as soon as possible. Your call is risk-free. We handle all injury claims on contingency, so there is no fee unless we win. Call 405-254-8461 (866-439-5849 toll free), or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. From our Oklahoma City office, we serve clients statewide.