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Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

On Indiana roads, a truck accident can occur for various reasons, but the catastrophic impact is always the same. Severe injuries may arise after a trucking accident, and driver negligence or unbalanced loads are often to blame. 

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you may feel overwhelmed by the combined challenges of managing your pain, covering medical bills, and repairing or replacing damaged property. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first step toward putting this stressful experience behind you. It’s important to know that you have options, and the experienced legal team at Arshad, Pangere & Warring can help you explore them. We understand your challenges, and we’ll work diligently to help you reach a fair and manageable resolution.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Indiana

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cites four significant categories for truck accidents along with additional safety considerations:

  1. Nonperformance: Nonperformance may result from a driver falling asleep, medical emergencies, and physical impairment.
  2. Recognition: Recognition includes distracted driving, tired, or failure to abide by highway or local safety requirements. 
  3. Decision: Decision errors happen, and categorically the most common decision-based factor for a truck accident include: following another vehicle too closely, speeding, or misjudging surrounding cars. 
  4. Performance: For example, the driver panicked, overcompensated, or exercised poor directional control.

The additional top 10 associated factors gathered by FMCSA include:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with roadway
  • Roadway problems
  • Required to stop before a crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Fatigue

Recovering Damages After An Accident

It can be challenging to determine what justice is following a trucking accident tragedy. Compensation can help cover economic and non-economic losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, such as the loss of life or limb, there may be no monetary compensation to address the harm adequately. However, in other cases, such as when someone is injured due to another person’s negligence, financial compensation may be available. 

While money cannot undo the damage that has been done, it can help alleviate some of the financial burden placed on the victim. As a result, civil actions can play an essential role in providing a sense of justice following an injury or wrongful death.

Call the truck accident attorneys at Arshad, Pangere & Warring

Suffering an injury from a truck accident can leave you feeling scared, alone, and overwhelmed. You may be facing medical bills, missed time at work, and a long road to recovery. At Arshad, Pangere & Warring,  we understand what you are going through and we are here to help. We have a team of experienced attorneys who will fight for the compensation you deserve. 

We will be by your side every step of the way, providing the legal guidance you need to get through this difficult time. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, please contact us today to talk about your case.

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