Other Iowa Truck Crash Factors

Truck accidents in Iowa occur all too frequently. We have all probably seen a jackknifed tractor-trailer that brings the entire interstate to a halt, but what you probably have not considered is that this type of accident occurs every single day throughout the nation. There are more large trucks on the roads than most people can fathom, increasing your chances of being involved in a truck wreck.

Truck accidents in Cedar Rapids occur due to many reasons, including:

  • Driver error
  • Load size
  • Unsecured loads
  • Time demands and deadlines
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Use of drugs
  • Brake problems
  • Traveling too fast for weather or road conditions
  • Drivers unfamiliar with roadways
  • Drivers driving in "No-Zones" and truckers not checking blind spots
  • And more

When a trucker is driving in inclement weather, on bad roads, unfamiliar roads, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it will have an effect on his stopping time and reaction time. Also, when a truck driver is rushing to make a deadline, there is the chance he will make careless decisions and illegal maneuvers, which may lead to a truck crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident in Cedar Rapids or anywhere in Iowa, please seek legal advice. Trucking companies and their insurance adjusters are known to use every tactic and trick in the book to place partial blame on you for the accident. Protect yourself and your rights to recovery and speak with an experienced Iowa personal injury lawyer today.

Call the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today for a free legal consultation and find out what financial compensation you may be entitled to. You can reach our office at (319) 866-9277.