Posted on behalf of The Nye Law Group on Dec 21, 2016 in Truck Accidents
It is usually easier to establish liability for a car accident than a truck accident. That is because there are multiple parties besides the driver who could be held liable for a truck accident, while drivers are often held liable for car accidents.
Any of the following parties could be held liable for a truck accident:
- Truck drivers – Similar to drivers of traditional passenger vehicles, truck drivers can cause accidents through impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving or by violating the rules of the road. Truck drivers may be more likely to drive when they are drowsy because they are under pressure to travel long distances in a short amount of time to deliver their cargo. This often leads to drivers using amphetamines to stay awake, increasing the risk of an accident.
- Trucking companies – A trucking company can be held liable for an accident if it can be proven that the company put profit ahead of safety by pushing drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines, failing to maintain the truck or engaging in other forms of negligence.
- Cargo companies – These companies could be at fault for improperly loading cargo or overloading trucks with more cargo than they can handle.
- Truck manufacturers - Defective trucks are even more dangerous than defective cars because they are so much larger. Some trucks contain defective parts or were poorly designed, increasing the likelihood they will malfunction out on the road.
If you were injured in a truck crash, The Nye Law Group's truck accident attorneys can thoroughly review your claim to determine all of the liable parties.
Our experienced team understands the financial, physical and emotional stress you are experiencing. That is why we are prepared to aggressively pursue all of the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free, no obligation consultation where you can discuss your accident and learn how we can help.
Contact The Nye Law Group today by calling 855-856-4212.