Any motor vehicle accident has the potential for serious consequences, however the danger is multiplied in accidents involving a Loaded Semi truck, or other commercial vehicles. These trucks can weigh more than 30 times as much as a normal car, and the force and power that these vehicles travel with make injuries almost a virtual certainty. Due to the harm these trucks can cause, it is the responsibility of the driver, as well as the company to exercise extra precautions. Often times this is not that case and an accident does occur because of negligence displayed by the driver or company.
Reasons an accident could have occurred, include but are not limited to the following:
- – Driver Intoxication or Impairment
- – Fatigue
– Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
– Brake failures
– Tire Blowouts
– Speeding or reckless driving
– Defective Equipment or Parts
These are often complex cases due to the numerous parties that could share in the liability for the accident. Drivers, companies, part suppliers, and even manufacturers could have all contributed to the outcome, which is why is it important to get in touch with an experienced lawyer that has dealt with these types of cases before, and will be able to identify and hold accountable all negligent parties involved.