Truck operator error is the single most significant cause of truck accidents.
Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions and vehicle performance, according to a study released in 2006 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Driver Fatigue Lawyer
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, investigate all possible causes of truck accidents, including driver negligence. Truck operator error can include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driver (texting & cell phone use)
- Failure to yield
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Following too closely
- Lack of training
- Failure to perform vehicle inspections
Truck drivers have a huge responsibility toward others on the road. They often overestimate their abilities and underestimate the destructive power of the massive piece of equipment they are driving. When that happens, accidents occur and people get hurt.
Our law firm has decades of experience representing clients who were injured in truck accidents. Over the years, we have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients who suffered life-altering injuries and for the estates of those who died a wrongful death in accidents caused by truck operator errors.
If you were injured in an 18-wheeler wreck or any other type of trucking crash, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our truck accident lawyers represent clients throughout the state.