DETERMINING NEGLIGENCE IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT

In car accident injury claims, the prevalent assumption is that negligence on one of the motorist’s behalf is responsible for the collision and any resulting injuries. When it comes to commercial truck accidents, however, the circumstances may not be so simple. While it is easy for injured motorists to assume that a truck driver is responsible for the accident, negligence may fall with other parties.

REGULATIONS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

The trucking industry and its regulators recognize that due to the size of trucking rigs, their vehicles pose a significant risk to other drivers on the road. Because of this, there are a number of different safety regulations and best practices that go into ensuring that these vehicles travel safely. When this chain of responsibility is broken—either by the truck driver or another trucking industry entity—negligence occurs and the risk of injury increases.

Examples of negligence in a truck accident can include:

  • Driver error (impaired driving, fatigue, etc.)
  • Management error (demanding schedules/deadlines causing driving error)
  • Failure to properly load a truck by loading workers
  • Failure to properly maintain a truck by the shipping company
  • Failure to properly maintain a truck or trailer by truck owner
  • Failure to properly maintain a truck or trailer by truck leaser
  • Improper manufacturing of equipment or truck parts that failed on the road

HOW WE CAN HELP

Following a commercial truck accident, there usually is an official investigation to determine the cause the rollover or collision. For those who have been hurt, their counsel can also augment this investigation and carry it further to determine what precise parties are responsible for the accident. Our team of dedicated Dalton truck accident attorneys knows what it takes to properly pursue these claims and will interview the right people, collect the appropriate evidence, and file an aggressive and comprehensive suit on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, then McMahan Law Firm, LLC is ready to assist you. Our dedicated legal team is committed to recovering relief for those who have been harmed due the irresponsible actions of others. McMahan Law Firm, LLC has recovered more than $15 million on behalf of our clients and is ready to make recovering proper relief for your injury our number one priority.

Want to learn more about how we can help you mount a thorough and effective injury suit? Call us at 706.956.2395 today.