With its myriad of superhighways and access to many other municipalities, the commonwealth of Virginia has seen its fair share of truck accidents. Such heavy vehicle accidents can sometimes result from fatigue, inattentiveness or the negligence of the truck driver. Other reasons for these collisions can include inadequate truck maintenance, defective auto parts, excessive speeding or an unqualified or inexperienced truck driver.
Whether one is a pedestrian, driver, or vehicle passenger, no one can fail to feel a sense of apprehension on watching a huge truck rushing towards them at breakneck speed. There are many factors that may be responsible for a truck accident, ranging from defective auto parts to negligent truck maintenance; however, what is common to most of them is the grave threat such accidents pose to the life or limbs of victims. Whether the accident originates from speeding or other antics of a negligent driver, or the lack of training of an unqualified truck driver, a truck accident carries the potential to be catastrophic.
Accidents involving massive commercial trucks or 18-wheelers can be catastrophic for other, smaller vehicles on the road and, worse, for pedestrians. Irrespective of who is at fault, a truck accident can easily prove fatal or, at the very least, inflict serious injuries on their victims.