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2 reasons for trucking accidents 

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2022 | Personal Injury

You may have noticed a sudden surge of truckers on the road. Consumer goods are hitting store shelves again and that means there’s more need for truckers. But, the rise of truckers may even cause a rise in vehicle accidents.

Just like any other vehicle, trucks can cause car accidents – but, these accidents can be more severe. There are a few key factors that may cause a trucker to suddenly drift, stop or hit another vehicle. Here’s what you should know:

Trucking with physical health issues

The life of a trucker isn’t always the healthiest. The job is mostly spent sitting, driving long distances for hours on end, and eating fast food (which can sound like the dream job for many people). These daily habits can lead to health issues for truckers. 

Without daily nutrition, exercise and sleep, a trucker’s health could rapidly deteriorate. Truckers may develop obesity, health issues, diabetes and high blood pressure. These health issues could impact their driving and safety on the road. 

Physical health issues can lead to mental health issues

Physical health issues aren’t the only problems truckers may experience – trucking is often an isolated job, and health issues and job performance could cause anxiety. 

If a trucker doesn’t have a healthy amount of sleep and social interaction, they may develop mental issues: sleep deprivation, insomnia, paranoia, depression, exhaustion and burnout. These issues can cause a driver to suddenly lose control of their vehicle, black out or become erratic. 

The physical and mental quality of a trucker matter greatly to their performance on the road and around other drives. Injuries from a trucking incident can cause serious or permanent injuries and could even be fate. You may need to seek legal help if you are looking to recover from your losses from a trucking accident.