Why Truckers Rear End other Motor Vehicles

Truckers are often involved in preventable rear end collisions.  If a driver is professionally trained, one of the most important issues stressed in training is keeping  a safe distance between the truck

and the vehicle ahead at all times.



Sometimes, there are obstructions on a roadway hidden by the top of a hill or by a curve. A professional driver should be prepared for such obstructions as they occur from time to time and are


When driving at night, a driver’s headlights should illuminate the area in front of him and a driver should be able to stop a truck within the distance illuminated by the headlights.


Some important questions a jury should determine in a truck rear end accident are:


– Did the truck driver keep a safe following distance at all times?


-Did the driver observe traffic in front of him carefully, slowing down when necessary?


– Did the truck driver misjudge the rate of overtaking?


– Was the truck too close to the vehicle in front when trying to pass that vehicle?


-Did the truck driver leave sufficient room for a passing vehicle to get safely get back on the road?


In every accident involving a truck, a trucking accident expert should be retained as well as an experienced accident reconstructionist.


I’m Ed Smith, an experienced Sacramento Truck Accident attorney. If you or a family member or friend were involved in a truck accident, call me as soon as possible. My telephone number in

Sacramento is 916-921-6400 and 800-404-5400 elsewhere in California.


You can find more about my firm on Yelp or on Avvo (the Attorney Rating Site). My web site is the leading site in California for Motor Vehicle Accidents.


In every trucking accident, insurance companies have their investigation teams on site almost immediately. Delay can really hurt a case so please call me immediately.





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