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What is negligence in a truck accident? What actions can be regarded as negligent?

Negligence occurs when someone acts in a careless manner, which results in someone else getting hurt or property being damaged.

There are a number of situations that can illustrate negligence. For example, a truck turning left with its trailer sticking out into a lane of traffic. This is a dangerous situation that may result in other vehicles crashing into the truck.

Negligence can also be found in an improperly loaded semi. Many of the larger trucks can carry up to 40,000 pounds and if the cargo is not properly strapped down, the driver can lose control of the truck or the load falls off onto another car or on to the roadway, causing someone to hit the load.

Negligence can also include behaviors like, texting while driving, distracted driving, eating while driving, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding, driving too fast for the road conditions and so forth.

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