Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Truck Accident Attorney
Commercial trucks are the biggest and heaviest vehicles on the highway. As a result, they can also be the most dangerous. The size and weight of these vehicles means that most accidents involving tractor trailers result in serious injuries or death. There are many factors that contribute to truck accidents, such as faulty maintenance and repair, shifting or falling cargo, and improperly adjusted brakes, but a major cause is certainly truck driver fatigue.
Truck drivers are usually compensated by the number of miles they drive. Unfortunately, this gives truckers an incentive to drive as many miles as possible, which means long hours and, inevitably,…