Helping Those Who Have Been In An Accident Involving A Truck
Due to the massive size and weight of a tractor trailers, anything they collide with does not stand much of a chance of being unharmed. The size, weight and momentum of a moving eighteen wheeler make truck accidents almost always catastrophic, often resulting in serious personal injury and death. Truck accident cases are more complex than automobile accident cases, and it is recommended that if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a truck accident, you consult an experienced truck accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
An important part of any lawsuit is determining the cause and who is at fault. There are a number of potential causes of truck accidents such as:
- Driver fatigue
- Unreasonable schedules
- Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
- Defective equipment
- Poorly maintained truck
- Lack of driver training and experience
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Defective roadways
- Excessive speed
- Negligent drivers of other vehicles
The Sooner Evidence is Collected, Preserved, and Examined, the Better
Physical evidence at the accident scene such as skid marks, yaw marks and scuffs begin to disappear within hours after a truck accident once the police barriers are removed. Weather, and cars and trucks passing along the same stretch of the road will erode evidence. Although there are certain documents relevant to a truck accident case that are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to be kept for a specific time period, once that time period has expired the trucking company can dispose of them. The sooner you have a truck accident attorney, the sooner he or she will start to collect, preserve, and examine evidence related to your semi-truck crash. Since any individual such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the trailer, or even the manufacturer of a defective product such as the truck’s tires or brakes, etc. can be held liable for damages, the more evidence your truck accident injury lawyer can access, the better.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact Dejban Law either electronically or by phone so that we can determine if you have a case and if we can represent you.