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Truck accidents due to truck driver negligence can happen

Commercial trucks are everywhere on Berks roads. They have a job to do and they do it, hauling stuff from place to place. The question is whether or not a truck driver is able to do their job well. An inability to do their job could result in serious injuries or death for others on the road.

While there is rarely any malice behind any truck accident injury, there can be negligence involved. Negligence can come from many parties when there is a truck accident injury including trucking companies, third parties and even the truck driver themselves. What behaviors could result in truck driver negligence in terms of truck accident injuries? Since truck drivers are expected to adhere to higher regulations than regular passenger drivers, they may have even broken state or federal laws in the process.

It may not actually be anything the truck driver did. It could have been in the preparation. Inadequate training for truck drivers such as training related to driving technique, safety concerns and defensive driving could set a truck driver up for failure. Truck companies systems of compensation that encourage faster vehicle speeds and more hours of behind the wheel than would be acceptable or advisable can make a truck driver fatigued.

In reality, a truck company has a responsibility to ensure their truck drivers are prepared to get behind the wheel. Because of this, a truck accident that appears to be the truck driver's fault, could actually be mostly fault of the trucking company. This is why it's important to fully investigate a truck accident that results in injuries.

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