As someone who spends any amount of time on the roads in or around Milwaukee, you know there are large commercial trucks everywhere. While they’re most commonly spotted on the area’s highways, don’t be surprised if you come across these vehicles in a city setting.

Even with laws in place and truckers taking more caution than ever before, truck accidents remain a major concern. Here’s why these accidents happen:

  • Distractions: Driving a commercial truck is difficult enough when paying attention to the road. Should a trucker become distracted, the risk of causing a crash is even greater.
  • Drowsy driving: Truckers often push the limit in regard to how long they stay on the road, as they don’t want to miss a deadline and jeopardize losing their job. This causes them to continue driving when they should be sleeping.
  • Reckless driving: Everyone has come across a reckless trucker as some point. This is the type of person who drives too fast, changes lanes without signaling or refuses to let you pass.
  • Improper loading: Even if you can’t see what a truck is hauling, there’s a good chance there’s something in the trailer. Improper loading can result in the truck tipping or losing items on the roadway.

Understanding these common causes of truck accidents can help you prevent trouble, but there’s no guarantee.

If you’re injured in a car-truck accident, you’ll have time in the future to learn more about the cause and take legal action. Immediately afterwards, it’s best that you focus your attention on your health and how to position yourself to make a full recovery.