Tractor trailers weigh a massive amount, thus they can create a large force. Due to this, they are potentially destructive. As a victim of a truck accident you may experience expensive medical care and a long recovery, which may or may not include long term rehabilitation and/or life altering changes. Often times, the insurance company representing the Defendant will try to minimize the payout and decrease the Defendant’s level of responsibility. Insurance companies do this even though the Victim may have extensive damages and will need compensation to get the care they need while remaining financially stable.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you should consult Victory Law Group, LLP. An attorney will help you navigate through the complex and overwhelming maze of insurance company logistics and legal procedures. At Victory Law Group, LLP, you will encounter an attorney who specializes in vehicle accident cases. We will get you the results you deserve. Speak with an attorney today at (213) 422-5061.
Truck Accident Causes
There are many possible contributing factors that can cause a truck accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), states that the most common causes of truck accidents are: (1) Driver fatigue ( 2) Speeding (3) Inadequate driver training and experience (4) Excess load (5) Brake failure (6) Failure to conduct regular inspections/maintenance (7) Defective parts and equipment (8) Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI) (9) Adverse climate conditions such as snow and ice (10) Reckless or aggressive driving (11) Failure to follow posted traffic signage and (12) Impaired vision from night driving. It is important to know what the cause of your truck accident was.
Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?
Liability depends on the occurrence of events in your truck accident. There can be one or more parties found liable, which may include (a) Truck driver (b) Trucking company (c) Equipment manufacturer (d) Other negligent motorists and/or (e) Government agencies responsible for the conditions of the roads.