Top 10 Causes of Trucking Accidents

18 Wheeler Accidents

Top Ten Causes for Trucking Accidents by Houston, Texas and San Antonio, Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers Hill Law Firm

Oil Field Services Trucks and other heavy duty commercial vehicles have clogged up the roads in Texas and the United States where shale drilling and horizontal drilling have created a new oil and gas boom.  For example, counties throughout South Texas have seen an explosion in tractor-trailer accidents and fatalities in recent years due to the flurry of new activity in the Eagle Ford Shale.  The Trucking Accident Injury Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have worked many trucking cases and have seen a variety of causes of trucking accidents.

The following is a list, in no particular order of the most common causes for accidents involving 18-wheelers:

  1. Driver fatigue;
  2. Driver inattention;
  3. Driver distraction (texting while driving);
  4. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  5. Improperly-secured loads;
  6. Overweight loads;
  7. Speeding;
  8. Unsafe lane changes;
  9. Failure to yield the right of way (red light or stop sign; and
  10. Equipment failure on the truck or trailer.

Motorists rely upon trucking companies to hire competent, well-trained drivers and put truck drivers on the road who are responsible and follow all state and federal laws.  If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of an accident involving a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, bus or other commercial vehicle, call the Trucking Accident Lawyers at Hill Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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