Why are trucking accident different than car accidents?

The size, weight and force of a moving tractor trailer can make truck accidents disastrous, often resulting in serious bodily injury and death. Truck accidents are more complex than automobile accident cases 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 the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

An important part of any lawsuit is determining who is at fault, which starts with determining the cause of the accident. Common causes of truck accidents include: driver fatigue, unreasonable schedules, improperly loaded or overloaded trucks, defective equipment, poorly maintained truck, lack of driving training and experience, intoxication, dangerous weather conditions, and excessive speeds. Figuring out who is responsible is often a difficult task. There can be multiple responsible parties including: truck driver, trucking company, equipment manufacturers, other negligent drivers, and governmental entities.

Truck drivers are held to a higher standard than vehicle drivers. Trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures. To successfully pursue a truck accident lawsuit, it will require extensive research and understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. That is why you will need an experienced attorney that handles truck accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, give our firm a call for a free consultation.

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