What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

February 28, 2022

The overwhelming majority of truck accidents in Augusta are caused by negligence. Common examples include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Drowsy driving
  • Impaired driving (alcohol, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications)
  • Improper driver training / negligent hiring by the carrier
  • Unlicensed drivers (truck drivers require special licensing)
  • Distracted driving (e.g. texting, GPS devices, using a radio, etc.)
  • Failure to yield
  • Running red lights or stop signs

At M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law, we work with outside investigative specialists and expert witnesses as needed to identify the true causes of a truck crash and identify any contributing negligence.

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