According to the National Safety Council, the number of large truck accidents in North Carolina and across the nation continues to grow. While the number of accidents per mile driven in a big rig has declined, more miles are driven in a semi than ever before. Several different factors can cause life-changing injuries in trucking accidents.
The most common reason that a trucking accident occurs is that something goes wrong with the truck. Problems with a truck’s tires cause about 30% of all accidents. Additionally, brakes and other truck parts can fail, causing a life-threatening accident with another vehicle.
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Truck drivers who have never been in a particular area before face the same challenges that everyday drivers face when navigating an unfamiliar place. Unfortunately, if they are trying to figure out where they are going, they may not be concentrating as much on their driving skills, resulting in an accident. This fact is especially true with inexperienced drivers as the trucking industry has a large turnover of drivers regularly.
Aggressive truck driving
Driving in an aggressive manner causes approximately 5% of all truck driving accidents. Many factors can cause a driver to behave in this way, including being late, being mad or being impatient. If you think that a driver’s aggression caused your accident, then you may need a truck accident lawyer who is prepared to show through evidence that their actions broke the law, caused you physical or property damage and were intentional.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, working with an experienced legal team may help you make your life easier while you recover from your injuries. Consider turning to a lawyer for help following a trucking accident.