Driving becomes a second nature thing when you’ve done it for years on end. Despite this, even the most experienced drivers can find themselves involved in serious accidents on the roads of Orange County. With so much congestion on the roads of California, it isn’t surprising how many accidents occur that involve trucks. Here are the causes of truck accidents in the state.
Truck drivers, much like the drivers of cars and SUVs, can become drowsy when behind the wheel of their vehicle. This is a big problem. Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. The drowsy driver will have difficulty making decisions and judging distances when operating his or her truck.
Another cause of truck accidents in Orange County is improper maintenance or lack of maintenance of the truck. When something breaks on the truck, it should be repaired immediately. If this is not possible, the truck should be taken out of service until it can be repaired.
Truck accidents in California are also commonly caused by distracted driving. Truck drivers can be distracted by their mobile phone, a tablet, a newspaper, a map, a billboard or anything else in or around their truck. They can also become distracted when using the dispatching system in their truck to talk to their headquarters or other trucks on the roads.
Have you suffered an injury in a truck accident in Orange County? It’s best that you seek medical attention immediately and document everything. You will also want to protect your rights as the victim by never admitting fault or blindly saying “sorry” in the heat of the moment.