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Common Causes of Louisiana Truck Accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2019 | Personal Injury, Truck Accidents |

When you are in the hospital trying to recover from severe injuries after a collision with a large commercial truck, mourning the loss of a loved one in a fatal crash, or both, the underlying cause of the accident may not be the first thing on your mind. But determining the cause of your accident is crucial step in determining who will be held responsible. Determining the cause requires thorough and in-depth investigation be an experienced truck accident attorney who understands how and why truck accidents occur. To learn more, talk to the Law Offices of J. Ransdell Keene today.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are complicated events that are often the end result of many underlying causes coming together. For instance, poor maintenance, an overworked truck driver, bad weather and one false move by another driver can easily end in a deadly crash. Some of the common causes of Louisiana truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Inadequately secured loads
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Unrealistic schedules imposed on truck drivers
  • Excessive speed
  • Speeds that are within the speed limit but too fast for the conditions
  • Truck driver distraction
  • Intoxication
  • Defective trucks and equipment
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Inexperienced or undertrained truck driver
  • Negligence on the part of other drivers
  • Defective roadways

You may be able to recover substantial compensation for your truck accident injuries, but the trucking company will fight you all the way. You need an experienced and dedicated truck accident attorney fighting for you. Please, call the law offices of J. Ransdell Keene at 800-597-9247 today or email us to schedule your free consultation.