On their surface, truck accidents may seem like simple events. A large motor vehicle crashed into another motor vehicle, and damage occurred — as, most likely, did injuries. A lawsuit may or may not be filed. What more is there to notice about the truck accident?
As it turns out, there is a lot to care about. Truck accidents are actually very complex incidents that require a thorough review and investigation into what exactly happened during the wreck.
Trucks, trucking companies and truck drivers are bound by many state and federal laws, and when they fail to comply with these rules, the trucking company and/or truck driver could be held liable for the accident.
There are a number of factors to consider in this regard. What was the status of the truck driver’s commercial driver’s license? Did the driver have adequate rest before he or she went out on his or her truck route? What about the truck itself? Was it properly maintained and in good working order? What about the cargo? Was it safe and properly loaded. Was the truck below the maximum weight permitted?
Depending on the answers to these questions, and other specifics in the case, there couple numerous parties that could be liable or be found guilty of negligence.
Lawsuits in the wake of a truck accident are very important for the injured victims or their loved ones. These lawsuits can provide much needed compensation for them as they try to rebuild their lives after such a nasty wreck.
Source: FindLaw, “Truck Accident Law: What You Need to Know,” Accessed Sept. 28, 2015