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What are the most common truck accident causes?

Whenever a traffic accident takes place, those involved may face serious ramifications. Unfortunately, the outcome of an accident can be even more perilous if a large truck was involved. In Upper Marlboro, and on roads all over the state of Maryland, accidents that involve a large truck are often more dangerous for a handful of reasons. Not only do truckers often need more time to slow down, but their trucks are massive and can be far more damaging when colliding with other vehicles.

According to information presented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are many different reasons why large truck collisions occur. However, some of the most common include brake issues, the use of prescription drugs, speeding truckers, traffic congestion, fatigue, and even the use of drugs that are sold over-the-counter. Furthermore, large truck wrecks frequently happen because a driver is not familiar with the location or had to stop prior to the collision, such as a crosswalk that was coming up.

For the victims of these accidents, and their family members who are also affected, the consequences of the accident can be incredibly difficult to deal with regardless of the factors that played a role in the accident. If a truck company's negligence or a truck driver's careless behavior caused the accident to take place, victims should not think twice about standing up for themselves. Sadly, these accidents will keep claiming lives and leaving innocent drivers and vehicle occupants with debilitating injuries in the months and years to come.

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