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Assessing Truck Accident Liability – Part Two

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Blog, Truck Accident Injuries

There are many possible reasons for accidents that involve commercial trucks. Here are other areas that experienced investigators explore when determining where the responsibility lies for a truck accident:

Company Misconduct

Trucking companies are responsible for timely inspections and proper maintenance. Occasionally, company personnel may demand that a driver meet an unreasonable delivery deadline. In some such cases, it is possible to assert that the pressure the driver felt contributed to an accident.

Improper Loading

Trucking companies are also responsible for the proper loading of semi tractor-trailers. In the aftermath of some truck accidents, it is possible to claim that negligent overloading or unbalanced loading caused a crash, in whole or in part.

Faulty Service or Parts

Finally, third parties may incur liability in truck accidents. For example, the manufacturer of a failed truck part that leads to a crash may incur liability. In other cases, it is possible to hold maintenance providers liable for crashes. For example, a company that performs defective brake service is sometimes found guilty of negligent conduct. In certain cases, defective computer systems are to blame, so those that developed and/or installed such systems may incur liability as well.

Sometimes, investigators employed by one company attempt to shift the blame for the accident to another business involved in the ownership or operation of the rig. Strong representation helps injured victims to deal with such tactics.

If you or a loved one suffers an injury in a commercial truck accident, it is possible to review the matter with an attorney. Our firm offers such a consultation without charge or obligation. To ask your questions, or to learn more, please contact us.