Truck accidents are often more complex than accidents involving only cars. This is because several parties could hold responsibility for the crash. With that being said, the habit of blaming the truck driver is still very rampant. A good attorney who is on your side will help you fight your case and help you get the remuneration you deserve. By meticulously going through each piece of evidence, we will help determine the true guilty party.
Possible Parties Involved
Liability can fall on various parties including the driver, the other motorist, the truck owner, the cargo loading crew, or the party responsible for servicing the vehicle. Liability is determined by the cause of the accident. Usual reasons why the truck driver or the other motorists are blamed are often due to speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, or not following road signs. However other parties such as the trucking company and the cargo loading company can also be involved. Truck companies could run poor hiring practices or provide inadequate driving training. They could also conduct poor background checks before hiring drivers. Cargo loading companies could be at fault for loading cargo on wrong and causing mechanical failures in the truck which could cause accidents. Your attorney will help thoroughly investigate to determine the true cause of the accidents.
Actions Taken by Attorneys
An attorney will do an in-depth investigation on your behalf. Evidence is crucial in cases like this where it is hard to know who exactly is at fault however with an experienced attorney, they would be able to know what to look out for when investigating. Attorneys will examine physical damage and any debris left on the road as well as looking through the “black box” for evidence. They will also help interview key eyewitnesses and acquire testimonies. A good attorney can help you build a strong case against the prosecution and help you with depositions and negotiations to make sure you receive compensation. If the case needs to be brought to civil court lawyers can help represent you in the trial. Attorneys are there to answer all queries and to help you prove your innocence.
Benefits of Legal Counsel
Attorneys are here to guide and answer all queries you have during the legal process. A good attorney can help you build a strong case and ensure that you are paid your due. Truck accident lawyers are experienced in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and have a deep understanding of minute details of these regulations that can help you prove your case against multiple parties. For example, drivers are limited to a certain number of hours daily or weekly, maintenance and repair need to be regularly complied with, driver and fleet inspections need to be held regularly and cargo needs to be loaded properly onto trucks. Keeping this in mind an attorney can help you exhaust every avenue available to aid you in your case.
Often the blame falls on the truck driver in the accident and can result in a court case. However, a powerful attorney is a key to getting out of being the scapegoat in accidents such as these. Contact us today to find out how our truck accident lawyers can help you.