Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Your Vancouver truck accident attorney will delve deep into your case to find out the “root cause” of your crash.
Your first instinct might be to say, “I already know what caused it. It was XYZ…”
Not so fast. The truth is that the root causes of truck crashes are often very different from what our first instincts tell us. Here are three common, counterintuitive causes:
1. Truck driver fatigue
Fatigue is a big problem for cross-country truckers. It is hard to say exactly how many crashes are caused by driver fatigue. Some surveys suggest it is as high as 13%. Others say it is much higher. Truckers often “cover” their fatigue by taking stimulants like caffeine, energy pills, and over-the-counter medications. Therefore, a driver might look alert but feel fatigued.
2. Unfamiliarity with the roads
Truckers who do not know the roads well cannot easily deal as well with unforeseen challenges, such as sudden glare from the sun, gravel in the road, or inclement weather.
3. Driver error
Speeding, distracted driving, failure to use turn signals, failure to train effectively on a particular type of rig can cause untold devastation in the event of a Vancouver truck crash.
For help getting to the bottom of your truck crash case, get in touch with a Vancouver truck crash lawyer at McComb Witten today. The number is 604-255-9018 and the case evaluation is free. We also invite you to download a free copy of your e-book entitled, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know! for more information.
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