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Danger of delivery truck accidents shown as child is killed

In Altoona and its surrounding areas, delivery trucks are constantly on the road at all hours. With how the world currently functions and people able to receive deliveries at the click of a button for work and personal use, this is no surprise. This can combine with time tested methods for children to get back and forth the school - the school bus - to create a dangerous situation. When children are waiting for the bus, accidents can happen. Unfortunately, some of these can cause severe injuries and fatalities. Those who have had a child injured in delivery truck accidents should think about their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Truck driver fatigue can lead to truck accidents

Truck accidents can significantly harm victims leave victims and leave victims with challenges they never expected to face. There are a variety of different negligent behaviors that can lead to a truck accident including a truck driver who is speeding, under the influence or inattentive. Truck accidents can also be caused truck driver fatigue and truck drivers who do not get adequate rest to be on the roadways.

COMMON FEDERAL TRUCKING REGULATIONS

Commercial trucks are far more risky to drive than a regular vehicle. Their immense weight, size, and cargo loads make them difficult to control, which means that numerous regulations have been put into place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in order to ensure the risk they carry is reduced as much as possible. However, these rules can be cumbersome, and some owners or operators may choose to ignore a law when they find the risk acceptable. If this violation then results in a serious trucking accident, you could be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.

FIVE COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Despite the fact that commercial truck drivers are held to a much higher standard than regular drivers, many of these individuals engage in dangerous behaviors that lead to serious accidents and serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a trucking accident, contact our Altoona truck accident attorneys today to seek fair compensation.

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