Truck accidents can be the most physically and emotionally traumatic of all motor vehicle accidents, often with devastating consequences. Due to their sheer size and weight, the potential damage and injuries that can result from truck accidents can be catastrophic.
Research suggests that accidents involving larger vehicles cause thousands of injuries as well as fatalities each year in the United States. But what are the main reasons for the most common causes of truck accidents in New Hampshire?
Defective parts and equipment
Manufacturers are expected to adhere to strict safety regulations when producing vehicles and accessories. Often, they get the production process right. However, at times, things can go wrong. Common items that may contain faults include tires and braking systems.
A tire blowout is especially dangerous because it will likely cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, veering off of the road or into the path of another road user. Defective brakes are also extremely dangerous. Brakes that do not work take away the opportunity to stop effectively in the event that something goes wrong.
Poorly maintained vehicles
It is vital that commercial vehicles are subjected to regular maintenance. Both drivers and corporations have a legal responsibility to ensure that trucks are adequately looked after. In an environment of tight deadlines, it may be tempting to take a lax approach towards maintenance. However, this significantly increases the chances of a road traffic accident.
Lack of training
Operating a commercial vehicle requires a great amount of skill. During times of staffing shortages, organizations may be tempted to recruit drivers quickly, without offering the appropriate training. Drivers without the necessary attributes could increase the chances of a vehicular collision.
If you have been injured in a New Hampshire truck accident, there may be legal options open to you. Solomon Law Firm in Londonderry fights for their clients’ right to compensation and has been doing so for several decades.