Proving fault is often exponentially more difficult in truck accidents than it is in more traditional motor vehicle accidents. Unlike with most motor vehicle accidents, it is entirely possible that neither driver was negligent, and also possible that neither driver did anything wrong. This might lead to some confusion, as both parties argue in circles, and it may cause you to hesitate before taking legal action.
If you are involved in a truck accident, and you were not at fault, it is highly recommended that you meet with an attorney to discuss the circumstances of your case. Even if you cannot seem to determine fault on the part of the driver, if you know that the accident was not your fault, then there may be something that you are missing. Every truck accident involves more than two parties; in addition to the drivers, there is also the trucking company that owns the truck and employs the driver.
These companies have an obligation to engage in safe and secure practices when it comes to the ways in which their trucks are handled. It is these trucking companies’ responsibility to ensure that they hire quality drivers who are not overworked. It is also the companies’ responsibility to keep the trucks well cared for.
In the aftermath of an accident, it can be difficult to determine what happened, but we have found that by recreating accidents, we can discover answers to questions that you did not even know you were supposed to ask. Perhaps the truck’s tires were not adequately inflated for example. Issues like these can often go overlooked, which is why it is important to consult with an attorney when you are involved in a truck accident. Visit our webpage for more information.