Friday, June 02, 2023

Establishing Liability in a Truck Accident

Trucking Accidents – Who’s at Fault?

Your attorney can assist in investigating any trucking accident that you have been involved in. Not only does a lawyer have to be familiar with the rules of the road, but he or she must be well versed in the special duties that are imposed on commercial vehicles that use the roadways. These laws vary from state to state, so you will want your attorney to be very familiar with the rules in Illinois should you have an accident in Chicago.

In addition, your lawyer should work regularly with investigators and experts that will form your investigative team. Many times the cause of an accident is related to the engineering of vehicles or physics and you will want the very best minds working to determine the cause of the accident. These answers are not always easy to find, but they are there for those who are diligent and capable of identifying them.

There are other times when the cause of an accident are obvious to everyone. Drunk or reckless driving can be witnessed as can negligent driving when someone runs a red light. You can be sure that the trucking company has its team of investigators in place to protect their interests, and you should have your own team to protect yours.
In the following video, disaster was narrowly averted. It is pretty obvious who would have been at fault if one of the stopped cars had been hit. But, it is better to be safe and have a great legal team on your side than to trust that the trucking company and their insurance carrier will do right by you.

Here is an interesting citation about truck drivers that will shed light on the types that are on the road.

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