Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia

The massive size and weight of commercial trucks – along with their high center of gravity – make them incredibly dangerous if they are not operated correctly. Negligent drivers, poor maintenance, and irresponsible business practices contribute to thousands of devastating truck accidents every year.

If you have been injured or if your loved one has been killed in a commercial truck accident, we can help you fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 361-0430 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Virginia truck accident lawyers.

Factors That Contribute to Truck Accidents

A wide range of factors can lead to a truck accident, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper maintenance
  • Inadequately secured cargo
  • Faulty truck parts
  • Unqualified drivers
  • Speeding to meet a delivery deadline
  • Overloaded cargo
  • Driving under the influence

Responsible Parties in Truck Accidents

In many cases, the driver may not be the only person responsible for a truck accident; the trucking company may be liable as well. For example, if the company cut corners on routine maintenance or if they forced the driver to meet an unrealistic deadline, you can pursue damages from the trucking company in addition to the driver.

Our experienced Norfolk truck accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident to ensure every responsible party is held accountable. We know how to effectively fight large trucking companies to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

If you are looking for a truck accident lawyer you can trust, please contact Kalfus & Nachman online today or call (800) 361-0430 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent injured truck accident victims in Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke, and surrounding areas of Virginia and Northeast NC.