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Fatigue refers to a lack of physical or mental energy. Fatigue or drowsiness can significantly affect a truck driver’s ability to safely operate and control a commercial truck. This can result in catastrophic truck accidents, with serious injuries and deaths.
Driver error is the number one cause of car accidents in Arizona. Not all car accidents, however, are caused by humans. Bad weather conditions also cause a number of car crashes in Arizona each year. If you were recently injured in a car accident caused by weather conditions, learn when you might be able to hold one or more parties financially responsible.
Unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes of auto accidents in Arizona. All drivers have a legal responsibility to change lanes in a manner that is reasonable, safe and in accordance with relevant state laws. Failure to do so, resulting in a car accident, is negligence.
A truck accident is a risk that all drivers in Arizona face when they have to share the road with large commercial trucks. Despite federal regulations and other safety laws, truck drivers and truck companies make frequent mistakes that can have deadly consequences.
One of the most common fatal traffic accident types in the US is a collision with a commercial truck. In 2017, 4,657 fatal collisions involved large trucks, according to crash data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Big rigs pose many safety threats to smaller passenger vehicles and their occupants, such as weights of up to 80,000 pounds and significant blind spots.