When truck accidents occur the event data recorder (EDR) is one of the most useful tools available to help crash investigators gather valuable information that in many instances could not otherwise be collected. The event data recorder or "black box" is a device that records information from the large truck immediately before and during most serious crashes.
In truck accidents load securement may explain why the crash happened, and who is to blame.
In truck accidents an underride crash can occur when the smaller passenger vehicle goes underneath the higher commercial truck causing the hood of the smaller vehicle to go under the larger truck and smash or destroy its windshield.
Chameleon carriers have a devastating effect on truck accidents. Because of their poor safety records, chameleon carriers a more likely to cause a truck accident than a trucking company with a good safety record.
Many truck accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue causing the truck driver to fall asleep at the wheel and get into a truck accident.
Underriding Collisions in truck accidents involving small passenger automobiles and large tractor trailer trucks result in serious personal injuries to the occupants of the automobiles.
Large tractor trailers that collide with smaller passenger vehicles usually result in severe injuries to the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles and usually give rise to liability in multiple defendants involved with the tractor trailer. These truck accidents that cause severe injuries create liability in multiple defendants.
Truck accidents due to poor weather conditions can place liability on the truck driver and trucking company for their failure to pay attention to poor weather conditions.
When cargo is improperly loaded on a large tractor trailer there is a significant danger that there will be a truck accident.
One of the major causes of truck accidents is that of truck driver fatigue. As these large tractor trailer trucks share the roadway with much smaller passenger vehicles, everyone on the road is at risk for truck driver fatigue.