Semitruck drivers cause numerous commercial trucking accidents in Montana every year, but sometimes these catastrophic incidents are not the fault of the truck drivers.
There are many instances in which the vehicle driver is to blame for an 18-wheeler collision. Here are eight of the most common ways that vehicle drivers cause trucking crashes:
- When drivers spend too long driving in the blind spot of a truck driver where the trucker has zero visibility in the close vicinity of his or her truck
- When a vehicle driver changes lanes too quickly
- When a motorist is driving too close to the right side of a semi that’s trying to make a right-hand turn
- When a car driver doesn’t judge a semitruck’s speed and crosses too closely in front of it, causing a collision
- When a motorist merges into traffic without giving a truck driver enough room to avoid the car
- When a vehicle doesn’t slow down slowly enough, or speeds up too fast
- When a motorist tries to pass another car without enough headway
- When a car passes a semitruck and then gets blown off the road because of a sudden crosswind that was being blocked by the semi
These are just some of the most common ways that motorists cause semitruck accidents. If you were injured in any kind of semitruck crash — no matter if you were the truck driver or the vehicle driver — you may want to determine who was at fault for the crash. By determining fault, you can also determine who may be financially liable to the other party.