9253 Mosby Street, Suite 100, Manassas, VA 20110
Michael A. Kernbach Attorney
At Law

Common Causes of Virginia Tractor-Trailer Accidents

18-wheeler accident lawyer in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic States helping injured victims

Tractor-trailer accidents are usually more deadly than car crashes. The weight and size of commercial vehicles and the skills required to safely drive these massive big rigs add to the dangers of sharing the highway with much smaller, lighter cars. Although the damages tend to be greater, many 18-wheeler crashes result from the same causes as other motor vehicle wrecks, including:

  • Cell phone use while driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Failure to yield
  • Poor roadway conditions
  • Reckless driving
  • Road debris or obstructions
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving

Negligent actions that cause serious trucking accidents

Nearly all motor vehicle accidents are avoidable in the absence of negligence. This negligence, whether committed by a company or individual, may include:

  • Defective vehicle parts or design
  • Driver’s consumption of alcohol
  • Driver’s ingestion of over-the-counter medications
  • Driver’s extreme sleep deprivation or exhaustion
  • Inaccurately balanced load
  • Improperly secured load
  • Mechanical failure
  • Defective tires or poorly adjusted brakes

When a driver, truck owner, shipper, mechanic, auto manufacturer or municipality fails to abide by crucial duties, accidents occur.

How an experienced Virginia tractor-trailer accident attorney can help

Virginia tractor-trailer accident attorney Michael A. Kernbach, Attorney at Law, thoroughly investigates the causes of catastrophic accidents involving commercial vehicles to determine all the factors that contributed to your injuries. In his more than 25 year career, involving law and service as a former police officer, Michael has developed advanced techniques for reconstructing accidents and analyzing culpability.

Contact a Virginia tractor-trailer accident lawyer you can rely on

The Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C. are located in Manassas and Roanoke, Va., and represent clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Call Virginia car and truck accident attorney Michael A. Kernbach at 703.273.0888 or contact the law firm online to schedule your free consultation.

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Michael A. Kernbach
9253 Mosby Street, Suite 100
Manassas, VA, 20110 USA