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What constitutes truck driver negligence?

A number of things that can constitute negligence when it comes to the actions of a truck driver in trucking accident cases. Commercial truckers are held to a higher professional standard.

In a truck accident, the driver, trucking company, truck owner, truck manufacturers, parts manufacturers and more can be held liable and negligent in a truck accident. The following factors can contribute to a truck accident:

  • Turning left, not clearing the roadway quickly
  • Stopping on the side of the road, but not getting off the highway completely
  • Stopping and not putting up warning devices
  • Not having underride and sideride protection bars to prevent vehicles from sliding under the truck
  • Shifting cargo due to improper loading
  • Cargo not properly strapped down
  • Improper or no maintenance
  • Worn tires
  • Worn brakes
  • Improper installation of aftermarket parts
  • Improper tires for the vehicle
  • Loads exceeding regulation weight and height

Negligence is the main point to show in personal injury accidents, such as trucking accidents. Do not wait to hire a trucking accident attorney if you have been involved in a crash with a truck.

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