Victims of trucking accidents often suffer serious personal injury including broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Drivers of smaller vehicles should be aware that trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility and braking limitations. Many truck accidents occur because of these limitations. Other causes of catastrophic trucking accidents include:
· A truck diver’s lack of experience or training
· Dangerous or reckless truck driving
· Overloaded or oversized trucks
· Poor driving conditions (fog, snow or rain)
· Truck defects (defective tires, safety systems, lights, etc.)
· Aggressive driving
· Driver fatigue
· Inadequate lighting
· Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Who can be liable?
Possible parties who may be held liable for a serious truck accident injury include:
· The truck driver
· The trucking company
· Insurance companies
If a truck driver is employed by a trucking or shipping company, that company may be held responsible for the driver’s negligence. Establishing the liability of third parties can be difficult, if as is often the case, the driver is an independent contractor of a larger company. In that situation, it is important to have an experience truck accident attorney on your side.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a trucking accident, contact the Shelton Law Group at (888) 761-7204 or (502) 409-6460, or visit www.robsheltonlaw.com. We will work with you to ascertain whether you have a viable claim and work hard to represent your interests. We take your case personally.