Understanding the Causes of Rear End Trucking Accidents Explained by Our Queens Trucking Accident Lawyers
One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents is a rear end collision. This type of collision occurs when one vehicle collides with the back end of another vehicle ahead of it. Most times a rear end collision is just an inconvenience. But other times a rear end collision could cause serious personal injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, or other back and neck injuries. This is particularly true when a rear end collision is caused by a large commercial vehicle like a semi tractor trailer, tankers, box truck, or other type of large big rig. Even slow speed rear end collisions with these vehicles could be catastrophic. While it is true that most causes of rear end trucking accidents are preventable, unfortunately our Queens trucking accident lawyers know they still occur far too often.
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Causes of Rear End Trucking Accidents in Queens
Rear end collisions are one of the most preventable types of motor vehicle accidents. This is because all motorists must give enough space to prevent a collision with the vehicle in front of them. If they fail to do that, a motorist may be following too closely. A motorist following too closely could seriously injure the individuals in the vehicle in the front.
While rear end collisions are the most preventable, they are still the most common. This is because far too many motorist act unreasonably including acting recklessly, carelessly, and negligently. Some of the most common causes of rear end trucking accidents in Queens, New York include the following:
- Fatigued driver, including violating hours of service regulations by the FMCSA
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving, including using illicit drugs like stimulants (cocaine) to stay awake longer to drive more to make faster deliveries and get paid more often
- Snow and ice
- Following too closely in general
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Rushing to meet a deadline
- Failing to yield
- Inexperienced driver
- Mechanical failures, and
- Many other common causes.
Call our Queens Trucking Accident Lawyers for Rear End Collisions.
Call our experienced Queens trucking accident lawyers if you have been seriously injured by an 18 wheeler or other semi tractor trailer. Under New York VTL section 1129, all vehicles most not follow another vehicle more closely than is “reasonable and prudent.” If a vehicle rear ends another vehicle, that is generally not reasonable and prudent. Ask our law firm at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. to protect your rights by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here