Common Truck Accidents Causes
- Driver Fatigue from over-scheduling
- Poorly Maintained Equipment or defective parts
- Bad Weather Conditions
- Poorly Maintained Roads
- Excessive Speeds
- Overloaded Truck Weight
Despite these regulations however, statistics still show that the leading causes of truck accidents are driver fatigue and vehicle malfunction because of lack of proper servicing. This is probably because some trucking companies flaunt the regulations and make their drivers work longer than they should as well as ignore some regulations about servicing so as to make more profit.
Liability and Your Legal Rights When in a Truck Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered loss or death as a result of a truck accident, you should contact our truck accident lawyers to help determine your legal position. Because of how large the trucking industry is, there are unique laws and statutes that apply to the sector. A knowledgeable lawyer will dissect these laws to determine the liability of the trucking company, driver and any other party involved.
Some Responsible Parties May Include;
- The Truck Driver
- Employer or Trucking Company
- Parts or Equipment Manufacturer
- Additional Negligent Drivers
- Local or State Government Organizations
Damages and Compensation
There are several things one could seek compensation for if the trucking company/ driver are proved to be liable for the truck accident. These include the medical costs incurred for treatment of injuries sustained in the truck accident, damages for pain and suffering, compensation for loss of work especially where the person was unable to resume normal activity for a long time and even compensation for loss of future earnings prospects if they have become incapacitated.
If you or a loved one has suffered a loss resulting from a big rig, semi-truck, or other truck related accident, contact Ginsburg & Associates for a Free Consultation. Our truck accident lawyers will aggressively pursue all possible remedies and compensation available through civil courts. To contact us call 215-564-4400 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a potential truck accident case for us to look at now, complete our Case Information Form.