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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Few things are as frightening as a truck accident. Sadly, few accidents are as catastrophic and frequently fatal either. In fact, the United States Department of Transportation estimates that there are around 500,000 truck accident in the United States every year.

Of those, thousands of passengers of smaller vehicles sustain serious injury such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and paralysis. Many of the victims are killed, leaving loved ones without the financial and emotional support they have come to depend on.

Causes of Truck Accidents

There can be a number of factors in a truck accident, including:

  • Driver fatigue or distraction
  • Improperly weighted load
  • Equipment failure
  • Hazardous road or weather conditions

When you are injured in a truck accident, fault may lay with several parties, each of which will be working with an insurance company. You deserve to have a dedicated truck accident attorney on your side to ensure that you are treated fairly, and given the full compensation you are due.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today for your consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer.