At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we have years of experience helping clients who have been injured in trucking accidents. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of trucking accidents and the liability of trucking companies and drivers. Trucking accidents are a serious issue that can cause severe injuries, property damage, and even death. Unfortunately, these accidents are all too common, and understanding their causes and liability is crucial for anyone who has been involved in one.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Truck drivers may be fatigued, distracted, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They may also speed, ignore traffic signals, or fail to properly maintain their vehicles.
Trucking accidents can be caused by mechanical failures such as brake failure, tire blowouts, or steering problems.
Rain, snow, ice, and fog can all make driving conditions hazardous, especially for large trucks.
Poor road maintenance, construction zones, and uneven pavement can contribute to trucking accidents.
Trucks that are improperly loaded can be unstable and prone to tipping over or causing accidents.
Liability in Trucking Accidents
Determining liability in a trucking accident can be complicated, as multiple parties may be involved, including the driver, the trucking company, and the truck manufacturer or its components.
Trucking companies may be liable for accidents caused by their drivers if they failed to train or supervise them properly or force them to drive for longer hours than legally allowed. Truck manufacturers may be liable for accidents caused by defective parts or poor design.
In many cases, both the driver and the trucking company may be held responsible for a trucking accident, and the injured party may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.
Trucking accidents can be extremely dangerous, and understanding their causes and liability is crucial for anyone who has been involved in one. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we have the knowledge and experience to help you through this difficult time and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. Just call us at (512) 400-3278.