Common Causes of Massachusetts Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents that occur on Massachusetts roadways usually cause very serious and permanent personal injuries, and even death.  Massachusetts truck accidents can be legally complex in terms of determining the cause of the accident, and who was at fault for the accident.  Although there are many causes of truck accidents, here are few that you should be aware of, which I found on the web site of Munley, Munley & Cartwright:

  • Aggressive drivers
  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights
  • Tailgating
  • Long work-shifts
  • Driver fatigue
  • Cell phone use
  • Failure to install blind spot mirrors
  • Jackknifing
  • Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limits