Trucks are not always to blame in crashes

As many Kentucky drivers will know, when something goes wrong with a truck, the repercussions can be severe. We have seen in a previous article that passenger vehicles in particular can be in significant danger if they become embroiled in a truck crash. With around 10 percent of highway deaths being the result of truck accidents, it is hardly surprising that many families are left wanting to seek justice.

However, it is not always the truck driver who is at fault in these accidents. Although they may be a long way from home, traveling strange roads in what may be bad conditions, this is what they are trained for. There are many things that can go wrong, from a poorly-secured load, to simple driver fatigue. However, many truck drivers do all they can to adhere to regulations and ensure that they are as safe as possible.

As is explained in this article, truck accidents can be triggered by passenger vehicles driving unsafely in their vicinity. There are a number of things that can happen, including the following:

  • Applying insufficient acceleration when moving in front of a truck.
  • Driving between trucks.
  • Misjudging the speed of a truck before turning in front of it.
  • Pulling alongside a truck as it attempts to turn in that direction.
  • Passing a truck unsafely.
  • Causing a truck to need to maneuver suddenly or quickly apply the brakes, for example, by merging badly.

Of course, there are many more ways passenger vehicles can bring about truck accidents. Whatever the case, if you or a loved one become involved in an accident that was not your fault, you might consider seeking compensation. An attorney can help you to ensure that the crash is correctly investigated, and may be able to help you acquire the remuneration you deserve.

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