Truck accidents are much more serious than regular accidents. And since these often involve employees, the trucking company may be liable. Even in cases where the trucker seems to be the sole party responsible, you may be able to sue the trucking company for damages. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why a trucking company might be held liable after a truck accident.
This is one of these cases where it might seem like things were out of the trucking company’s control, but it goes deeper than that. Things like a trucker’s logbook can shed some light on accidents that could put some of the blame on the company. If the truck was behind on deliveries and was pushed to go faster, for instance, the company could be held liable.
This is why working with a lawyer that’s well versed in truck accidents and state/federal regulations will be essential. Not only will they be able to spot violations, but they’ll also read into things like how fast a trucker was able to get from stop to stop. This could help them establish whether it would be possible without speeding.
Accidents caused by cargo falling from a truck are very common and can have disastrous consequences. But it’s not the only threat an overloaded truck can pose. For instance, a truck that is too heavy could go downhill faster, sustain burst tires, or suffer brake failure. A poorly loaded truck is also more likely to … Read More