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speeding, running off road travel out lane failure to yield
But at root of those causes of heavy truck accidents is often driver fatigue.
"The Safety Board investigated 113 single-vehicle heavy truck accidents in which driver survived. However, because 96-hour duty/sleep history that was required for study was not available for 6 drivers, 6 accidents in which these drivers were involved were not included in study. The study, therefore, analyzes data from 107 single-vehicle heavy truck accidents."
Based on results of analysis, NTSB determined that fatigue is a key factor in heavy truck accidents, that hours of service regualtions are a key to preventing heavy truck accidents, that improved education of heavy-truck drivers is important in implementing improved safety about fatigue,
How is cause of a heavy truck accident determined?
Inspect heavy truck including mechanics, tires, brakes Interview witnesses Review police reports Obtain weather report and determine driving conditions
What to do if you were in a heavy truck accident?
When a person is injured or killed in a heavy truck accident they may be able to hold driver and heavy trucking company responsible, as well as companies on whose bahlf a delivery is being made. The damages may include: Wrongful death Physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment; Medical and hospital expenses Wage loss and lost earning capacity
Michael Monheit, Esquire http://www.monheit.com/truck