When a fatal accident occurs, many people consider the driver to be the most likely cause of the crash. Research shows that driver behavior may be the most common cause of fatal passenger car accidents, but not for deadly tractor trailer truck accidents. While roughly two thirds of fatal car accidents are caused by driver related factors, only about one third of fatal truck accidents are caused by driver related factors. Driver related factors include things such as speeding, fatigue and distracted driving.
Other factors for fatal truck accidents may include vehicle related factors, such as brake-problems, or other factors such as weather conditions or road defects.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck wreck then it is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer who can investigate what happened and advise you of the cause of the crash and your likely recovery.