Every year thousands of innocent people are injured or killed following collisions with tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. The massive size and weight of these vehicles make truck accidents almost always disastrous, often resulting in severe personal injury or death.
The questions of who is responsible and what caused the accident are often much more complicated than in a simple traffic accident. Understanding the common reasons for trucking accidents, and the relationships among the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load, will help you determine whether you have a valid claim and how to proceed with your case.
One reason truck accident lawsuits are so complex is that they can involve multiple responsible parties including:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Government entities
Additionally, there are various common causes that often lead to trucking accident. An important part of any lawsuit is determining who is at fault and to determine who is at fault, you must first determine the cause of the accident. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Improper maintenance
- Unreasonable schedules
- Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
- Defective equipment
- Lack of driver training and experience
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Hazardous roadways
- Aggressive driving
- Negligent drivers of other vehicles
Truck accident cases are complex and it is recommended that if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a truck accident, you consult an experienced truck accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources to help you. At Goldblatt & Singer, our goal is to advocate for the rights of accident victims so that they can receive justice and maximum financial compensation. To learn more about our firm and how we may be able to assist you, reach out to us today.