When Truck Driver Error Is The Cause Of A Crash

Working to determine who is liable to compensate an injured person after a truck accident sometimes puts the spotlight on the truck driver. He or she is naturally a prime suspect when a traffic violation is evident, such as: speeding, illegal lane change, failure to yield, failure to signal a turn or driving on the wrong side of the road.

Driver Errors May Be Less Obvious Than Common Traffic Violations

Other truck driver errors are not as easily detected by other motorists but can also cause tractor-trailer accidents. They may include:

  • Failure to properly inspect a truck before taking it into traffic.
  • Failure to properly load the trailer, resulting in an uneven load that can throw a truck off balance and into another lane of traffic.
  • Failure to verify proper load balancing when someone else had loaded the trailer.
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued.
  • Driving while under the influence of substances such as alcohol, street drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter stimulants or allergy medications.

A New Mexico Attorney Who Is Also A Former Commercial Truck Driver

As a former commercial truck driver, attorney Mark J. Caruso may be more intimately aware of driver responsibilities than the average lawyer. He understands the importance of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) for truck drivers. As a former insurance company defense attorney, he is very familiar with attempts by insurers to gloss over the significance of driver errors in truck accident cases. Caruso Law Offices, P.C., includes in its investigations a close examination of truck driver behaviors before and at the time of an accident.

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