Commercial vehicle collisions often result in death or catastrophic injuries to people riding in passenger cars primarily because of the size disparity. As a result, insurance defense lawyers and adjusters work hard to protect the companies that insure trucking firms from heavy financial losses associated with losing a truck accident claim. Truck accident survivors or the family of a person killed in a trucking accident must aggressively pursue negligent truck drivers and their trucking company in order to obtain a just settlement or jury award.
Truck accident victims must investigate every possible legal option to recover a significant cash award. In addition to filing a claim against a negligent truck driver, filing a personal injury claim against a trucking company for negligence could help the victim recover compensation.
Trucking companies are liable to an injured truck accident victim if the company acted negligently. Examples of truck accident negligence include:
- Failing to observe proper truck maintenance practices on tires, steering, braking, cargo holds, safety lights, and other equipment;
- Engaging in careless personnel hiring, training, and retention practices,
- Allowing unbalanced or unsecured cargo;
- Permitting overweight loads; and
- Pushing drivers to disregard safety regulations to deliver cargo.
Thoroughly investigating a trucking company’s negligence acts could uncover a trucking company’s wrongdoing and enable a truck accident victim and their family to obtain just financial compensation.
Federal agencies such as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) often share responsibility for investigating and reporting commercial vehicle accidents. The reports these agencies publish are thorough; however, they take a long time to complete. Truck accident victims and their families cannot wait until the NTSB or FMCSA finish their reports before filing a claim.
Victims of commercial vehicle accidents must investigate the accident independently instead of waiting to ensure that they do not lose evidence that might help win a financial award.
Our tractor-trailer truck accident lawsuit lawyers represent those injured or families who lost family members in truck accidents caused by negligence. We invite you to speak with us about your case and an initial consultation, so contact us at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529), or fill out our case inquiry form, or visit us in person.
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