Leading Causes of Tractor-Trailer Collisions

Large semi truck hauling freight on the open highway in the western USA under an evening sky.

Tractor-trailers, also known as 18-wheelers, are some of the largest vehicles on North Carolina roadways. These vehicles are very large, and due to their size and weight, are not able to stop as quickly as your typical car or truck can. Let’s take a look at some of the behaviors that contribute to tractor-trailer collisions.

What to watch out for

Here are some common accident causes:

  • Aggressive driving (Speeding and ignoring truck speed limits).
  • Distracted driving.
  • Failure to check blind spot mirrors.
  • Delivery schedules that promote fatigued driving.
  • Being unfamiliar with certain roads/areas of highway.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Lack of upkeep on vehicle.

These are just a hand full of factors that can cause tractor-trailer collisions on our North Carolina highways, but there are plenty of behaviors that could also contribute to severe accidents.

Tractor-Trailer Collision Attorney

Generally speaking, tractor-trailers are far more likely to be involved in a severe collision, due in large part to their size. This can lead to severe injuries, which can impact your way of life and lead to never ending medical bills, and prevent you from returning to work.

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a tractor-trailer driver, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries. Thankfully for you, you are in the right place.

Maginnis Howard’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, has years of experience handling complex and severe personal injury claims from tractor-trailer collisions. You can reach or firm’s lead personal injury attorney by email (info@maginnishoward.com) or by phone (919.526.0450).