LITIGATION AFTER TRUCK COLLISIONS
A collision with a large truck can be catastrophic for the driver of the passenger vehicle, and is much more likely to cause severe injuries or death than a collision between passenger vehicles. A fully loaded 18-wheeled vehicle can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Because of the likelihood of damages, truck drivers have to follow strict rules when driving on the nation’s highways. Failure to do so could have disastrous results.
Some of the leading causes of accidents with semi-trucks are:
- Driving aggressively
- Unrealistic schedules
- Failure to keep truck up to safety code
- Not leaving enough space to stop safely
- Long work-shifts, resulting in driver fatigue
- Cell phone use
- Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limit
Compensable Truck Accidents
Finding Liability in Truck Crashes
Because of the nature of the truck driving business and the possibilities of injury or death in an accident, truck drivers must:
- Drive only a limited number of hours per day, logged daily
- Pass random drug and alcohol tests
- Buy special insurance
- Follow much stricter safety standards than drivers of passenger vehicles
Even if these rules are followed, accidents still occur, and the truck company, the driver, and the insurance company must accept responsibility for damages. Complications can arise from finding the responsible party and getting fair compensation for injuries and other expenses. Our firm knows how to get to the source and recover the funds necessary to help you get better.
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