The most common types of semi truck accidents include the following:
- jackknifing, in which the back end of a truck folds in (either to the side or upwards, in some cases);
- fuel fires, which are typically the result of the diesel fuel coming into contact with a battery spark;
- rollovers, one of the most fatal types of truck accidents, can occur as the result of a number of different factors – driver error, equipment malfunction, and roadway conditions; and
- brake malfunction, failure, or overuse, which can happen if a driver forces the truck to come to an abrupt stop too quickly without giving the brake drums a chance to cool, if the brakes haven’t been properly maintained, or if the truck’s load isn’t evenly distributed.
- equipment error;
- a negligent driver; or
- some other contributing factor, contact a truck accident lawyer about your accident claim.
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