Just like any motor vehicle, a semi truck has a variety of things that can go wrong and lead to an accident. If you are injured in a trucking accident, you should be aware of some of the factors that can lead to an accident so that you can determine if any of these reasons were present in your accident.
Truckers might cause accidents if they aren’t operating the truck in a safe manner. This might be because the trucker is being careless or negligent. It could also be because the trucker is under extreme pressure from the trucking company to make the delivery within a tight timeframe.
It is possible that a trucker might end up driving too fast for the current conditions or drive while they are tired. Those could both lead to accidents that harm other people on the roads. Trucker are required to have commercial driver’s licenses to legally operate the vehicle. Part of getting that license involves the trucker knowing the rules and regulations he or she must follow.
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When regulations and laws aren’t followed and people are hurt, there is a chance that you can use that information in a claim against the trucker and trucking company. Those aren’t the only parties that might be liable for the accident.
If the accident was caused because something on the truck didn’t work properly, the truck manufacturer or component manufacturer might also be held accountable for the accident.
When you opt to seek compensation for a truck accident, you have to make sure that you name any party that might be liable. This means that you need a thorough investigation to uncover all possible defendants.
Source: Stop Unsafe Trucks, “Common Causes of Truck Accidents,” accessed Sep. 02, 2016
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