The most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. Statistically, drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that the action or inaction by drivers was the critical reason for 88 percent of crashes. Factors such as the use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, speeding, fatigue, inattention, distractions, work environment, and unfamiliarity with the road all can contribute to driver error. But by far the most common causes of trucking accidents are driver fatigue and sleep deprivation.
If you have been injured in a truck crash, have questions about truck accident claims or are seeking representation of an experienced truck collision attorney, contact Jeffery S. Hark, New Jersey truck crash lawyer now for a free consultation. We can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.