How Driver Error Can Cause a Truck Accident

Truck drivers can make a number of errors that can lead to an accident. If you were injured in a trucking accident, discuss filing a claim for compensation with a Denver trucking accident lawyer.

Typically, a truck driver may be guilty of the following driving errors:

  1. Driving at speeds that are excessive for the road, and traffic and weather conditions
  2. Driving at speeds above the posted speed limits for truck drivers
  3. Over correcting
  4. Following the vehicle in front too closely

Trucking driver errors are caused when drivers are driving while drowsy. Fatigue is a major factor in trucking accidents, and can severely impair a driver’s ability to drive safely. A trucker who’s driving when he is sleepy or drowsy, may become inattentive, fail to adequately judge distances and speeds, and may not be able to recognize impending dangers, or take adequate action to prevent an accident involving these dangers. All kinds of driving errors are linked to drivers who are operating a commercial motor vehicle under the influence of fatigue. Apart from fatigue, alcohol and drug impairment can also cause a driver to make possibly serious driving errors.

If you were involved in a trucking accident, discuss filing a claim for compensation with a Denver trucking accident lawyer. You may be able to recover damages that include medical expenses, lost wages and disability. Call a Denver trucking accident lawyer, and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.