Causes of Truck Accidents

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck Wreck Law Firm in Texas


Though they are quite common, a truck accident may not be an “accident.” Many of the causes of trucking accidents can be controlled, making travel safer for not only the trucks, but also for individuals in the vehicles that share the road with trucks. Lewis Law Office, P.C. is a knowledgeable and experienced truck accident law firm. We are able to handle your truck accident case.


There are many different factors that may contribute to a truck accident, including:


  • Unsafe road conditions
  • Driver negligence
  • Driver intoxication
  • Excessive speed
  • Driver fatigue (falling asleep at the wheel)
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Defective trucking equipment or malfunction of equipment (brakes, tires)
  • Improperly loaded or unbalanced cargo
  • Load shifting
  • Unsecured loads
  • Inadequate road signage
  • Truck that becomes disabled in a lane of traffic (such as with a tire blowout or engine failure) 


Trucking accidents often result from mistakes and negligence committed by the truck driver or trucking company. We are able to examine all aspects of the situation, including driver log books, the driver’s driving history and maintenance records.


Though truck accidents frequently involve large trucks known as semi-truck, tractor trailer or 18-wheeler, trucking accidents are also caused by:


  • Dump trucks
  • Cargo vans
  • Garbage trucks
  • Transport vans 


No matter the type of truck that collided with your vehicle or the complexity of the accident, we are able to help clients with the legal issues related to the truck wreck or accident. We at Lewis Law Office do not shy away from taking a case to trial. We have obtained many large awards and settlements involving truck accidents and other personal injury matters for our clients.


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