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Large truck accident common causes in Maryland

Do you get worried driving near large trucks? It's understandable. These trucks are much larger than your car, and they travel at high rates of speed. They weigh multiple tons, even when empty, and can haul oversized loads. Truck accidents are quite common, which is why we are taking a look at common causes of large truck accidents in Maryland.


A common cause of large truck accidents is driver error. The driver could have overcorrected too much, causing the truck to tip onto its side. The driver also could have been speeding, leading to a crash that sends it slamming into stopped vehicles. Driver error also includes failing to anticipate what the traffic will do ahead of them, not handling curves properly and much more.

When a truck is transporting an oversized load, the load must be secured properly. If it is not, it could fall off the truck when it turns or comes to a stop. An oversized load can also make it difficult for the driver to control the truck. If the load is too heavy, it could cause the truck to collapse.

The height of a truck is very important for the driver to know, especially when driving through tunnels or under an overpass. Drivers should read clearance signs carefully and know whether or not their truck will be able to fit.

Hazardous conditions can also lead to large truck accidents. These conditions typically involve weather, debris on the road and issues with visibility.

Have you been injured in a Montgomery truck accident? A personal injury attorney can provide advice on your next steps.

Source: Accident Values, "4 Most Common Reasons for Heavy Truck Accidents," accessed Oct. 12, 2017

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