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Michigan Truck Accident Causes

Many people blame motorists or even pedestrians for their own injuries when they are involved in a truck accident, but experienced Michigan truck accident attorneys know that it is almost always the trucking company which is to blame.  Many trucking companies have mileage incentives or requirements for drivers which often lead to excessive time on the road without rest. Other trucking companies put tremendous pressure on truck drivers to meet certain delivery times which causes faster speeds so they will arrive on time.  These practices often end up causing accidents with other cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians.

The most common causes of a Michigan truck accident are the following:

  • Fatigue, sleepy or tired drivers driving too many hours without rest;
  • Truck drivers drinking alcohol or drug use;
  • Running off the road;
  • Failure to yield the right of way;
  • Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices;
  • Overloaded Truck;
  • Oversized Truck;
  • Lack of training on the part of the truck driver;
  • Poorly maintained brakes on the Truck;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to smoke, fog, snow or rain;
  • Poorly maintained tires;
  • Speeding;
  • Wide turns;
  • Blind spots;
  • Fatigue, sleepy or tired drivers driving too many hours without rest;
  • Running off the road;
  • Failure to yield the right of way;
  • Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices

A full investigation into the reasons behind a particular accident is essential to winning a truck accident case.

For more information about Michigan truck accident cases, visit our law firm web site at www.BuckfireLaw.com   If you would like to speak with one of our Michigan truck accident attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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