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Semi-Truck Accidents: Causes and How to Stay Safe

Semi-truck crashes are some of the most deadly on the roads due to the enormous size and weight of the vehicles. Furthermore, there are many varying factors which typically lead to the devastation semi-truck crashes can cause. Therefore, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now attempting to reduce the number of serious and fatal semi-truck accidents by the following:

  • Increased Operator Inspections
  • Compliance Reviews
  • Better Enforcement Against Violators
  • Faster Rulemaking
  • Scientific Research
  • Effective CDL Testing and Training
  • Recordkeeping

In addition, with increased safety and accountability for the semi-truck drivers and other motorists on the road, the various causes of such accidents must be acknowledged as well. For instance, elements that can increase the likelihood for semi-truck accidents include:

  • Driver Training and Experience
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Distracted Driving
  • Vehicle Design and Manufacturer
  • Road Conditions
  • Weather Conditions
  • Speeding
  • Driving While Under the Influence
  • Unfamiliarity with the Roadway
  • Brake or Mechanical Issues
  • Traffic Flow Interruptions
  • Others: Flat Tires, Driver Decisions

Tragically, semi-truck accidents are very complex events, especially when there is a fatality involved. Although there is no amount of compensation that can ease the pain of the loss of a loved one, it is imperative to hire a skilled Kansas City semi-truck crash attorney to help you navigate through the litigation process. They will ensure a full investigation of the site is conducted, and the negligent party or responsible event is held accountable.

The Klenofsky Law Firm has handled numerous accident cases and can help you. Our attorney has the knowledge to go against large trucking companies to ensure you receive maximum compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and funeral costs if needed. We will vehemently fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the fair financial compensation you deserve and help you recover from your traumatic experience. Please contact us today for a free consultation.