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What Are Some Common Issues With Trucks That Can Lead to Accidents?

When truck drivers cause accidents, it is most often the result of a mechanical failure within the truck. Mechanical failures can occur with and without warning, which means a truck driver may or may not be aware that something is wrong with the truck before getting into an accident.

Read on to learn about some of the most common issues with trucks that lead to accidents.

Brake Issues Are the Top Reason for Truck Accidents Caused By Mechanical Failures

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), brake problems are the number one factor influencing truck accidents. The following are some of the most common reasons why the brakes on commercial trucks fail:

  • Worn out tires,
  • Inadequate air pressure,
  • Condensation,
  • Overheating,
  • Out of adjustment, and
  • Work out brake components.

Other Truck Issues That Commonly Lead to Collisions

In addition to brake problems, the following mechanical issues can also lead to collisions on the road:

  • Tire failures,
  • Lighting systems, and
  • Engine issues.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that most truck accidents are not caused by truck drivers. In fact, 70% of the accidents that truckers are involved in are caused by passenger car drivers.

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Sustaining injuries as a result of another’s negligence is not an easy experience to go through. You deserve compensation, not only for your injuries but also for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure while recovering from the crash.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of South Dakota truck accident attorneys right away with any questions you may have. We are ready and willing to help you now.

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