PROTECTING TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIM’S RIGHTS
If you were in an accident with a truck, you know how life-changing it can be. The pressures placed on over-the-road truckers can result in accidents which can result in severe injury or even death.
COMMON TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURIES
Truck accidents can be seriously damaging and can include
- Severe Bruising
- Cuts and/or lacerations
- Burns (such as Road Rash)
- Tissue Damage
- Organ Damage
- Broken Bone(s)
- Loss of Limb
- Spine Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Head/Brain Injuries
WE KNOW HOW TO GET RESULTS
Following a truck accident, it is essential to thoroughly investigate all potential causes. More than one party could be held accountable. A seasoned Greenville NC truck accident lawyer like Wayne Hardee will review the facts of the accident and the truck operator’s records to determine who should be held accountable.
Due to the inherent dangers of operating large commercial vehicles, there are extensive federal regulations for truck drivers that go well beyond the common rules of the road all drivers must adhere to. When a commercial driver is involved in a crash, whether they were in compliance with federal regulations could serve as evidence of negligence.
Mechanical truck issues may also contribute to a crash. These can take different forms and result in the manufacturer or the trucking company being held legally responsible for any resulting harm. A product liability claim may be appropriate if a defective truck part caused a crash.
Human negligence may also be a factor in a truck accident. An overloaded or improperly-loaded truck could affect the driver’s ability to stop. A fatigued driver is often unable to respond and operate their vehicle appropriately. Other examples of human negligence include speeding, violating hours of operation requirements, being inexperienced, or even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Additionally, the trucking company may be held accountable. Claims against a trucking company could result from their failure to properly train or hire drivers, or maintain a truck in a safe working condition.
Identifying the correct defendants is the first step in the truck accident claims process. Wayne Hardee knows how to get to the truth and put his experience to work for you.