What kind of negligence is typically found in a commercial truck accident?
The truck driver, the company that hired the driver or a third party connected to your crash may ultimately be found to be liable for your injuries if their negligence caused the accident that hurt you.
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Following too close
- Inadequate surveillance (failure to look)
- Illegal maneuvers
- Internal driver distraction
- External driver distraction
- Brake problems
- Tire problems
- Cargo shift (improperly secured cargo)
Vehicle problems may be a maintenance issue, which implies carrier liability, or a design or manufacturing defect that a third party might be liable for. The study also cited work pressure from the trucker’s employer, which may lead to fatigued driving or driving too fast to meet a delivery deadline. Roadway problems, which are a factor in some accidents, could lead to a claim against a local government or contractors who failed in their duty to ensure proper road maintenance or design.
After a proper investigation by the Becker Law Office, any of several people or organizations might be held liable for your truck accident.