Truck Collisions

Truck Collisions

In a truck collision, it’s usually those in the smaller vehicle who sustain the worst injuries. The massive size and weight of a truck compared to regular vehicles can make any collision much more dangerous. Trucks also take much longer to slow down and come to a complete stop.

If you’ve been injured in an accident like this, you may be struggling now with physical pain, emotional pain, intimidating medical costs, or any number of other challenges and expenses. If the person who caused your collision was driving a commercial vehicle, this can add even more complexity to the legal process. 

When you reach out to us for help, you’ll gain an experienced, professional team, ready to help you navigate the obstacles you’re facing.

Common Causes of Truck Collisions

Truck collisions usually fall into one of five categories:

  • Distracted driving
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving

These often point to driver negligence, which could mean the truck driver is at fault. However, there are other factors to consider in a commercial trucking case.

Liability in Truck Accidents

Depending on your case’s circumstances, the party held responsible could be the truck driver, the trucking company, or both. As with all auto collision claims, truck crash cases depend on negligence.

Trucking companies are responsible for hiring drivers who are experienced and have the necessary skills to safely drive a large 18-wheeler. If a company hires irresponsible, inexperienced, or unskilled drivers, or if they don’t perform proper background checks, they might be the ones held responsible.

Trucking companies also have to make sure that all of their truck drivers are trained properly. When companies allow drivers behind the wheel without training them or making sure they’ve been trained to drive a commercial truck, they can also be held liable in the case of a crash.

If the collision was somehow caused by a defective part of the truck, you may be able to hold the truck manufacturer accountable.

Anyone responsible for maintaining the truck could be at fault if they didn’t properly inspect it, making sure it was safe to drive.

If someone loaded the truck improperly, causing the load to shift and throwing the truck off balance, they may be seen as negligent.

Determining who was at fault is usually the most complicated part of a truck collision case. We can help you get to the bottom of an incident and figure out who was at fault, then fight for the compensation you deserve.

You’re Hurting, We’re Here

We have decades of experience with complicated truck collision cases like yours. If multiple parties are involved, we can help you make sense of the situation, putting you on the path to compensation and recovery. Call us today at (570) 821-5717 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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