Everything You Need to know About Truck Accident Liability
Is the Trucker Liable in my Accident?
Determining fault, or liability, in a truck accident is often the key component which decides whether or not a victim is entitled to any compensation for their injury or loss. In most truck-related accidents, the injuries that are experienced by victims are nearly always catastrophic in nature — that is to say that the effects of these injuries can be felt for a lifetime.
Getting to the bottom of a case to find out who is liable can be a difficult task for some law firms due to a lack of resources. This is precisely why you need the expert truck accident liability attorneys here at Wettermark & Keith, on your side. Our top attorneys thoroughly evaluate each and every case and prepare them all as if they were going to go the distance in court. This is what separates us from our competitors: willingness, resourcefulness, and experience.
Truck Accident Liability Lawyers
In tort law, the term liability literally means at fault or responsible for. Many actions that truck drivers engage in can make them liable for the injuries or deaths they may cause. Such actions, often labeled as negligence, can include:
- Traveling with Excessive Speed
- Ignoring Posted Signage
- Illegal Lane Changes
- Failing to Yield
- Driver Intoxication
- Running Red Lights or Stop Signs
- Vehicle Maintenance
Some instances which make truck drivers liable, such as speeding or failing to yield, are the direct result of the violation of state and federal laws. In other situations, mechanical failures can cause the truck to behave erratically, lose a wheel, or lose a portion of the cargo stowed on the vehicle’s trailer. Semi-trailer trucks are held to high government safety standards due to the potential dangers they impart to other vehicles on the road. When the companies which employ truck drivers fail to properly maintain their semi-trailer trucks, then they can be held liable for the injuries or losses their vehicle causes.
Simply stated, when either truck drivers or the companies which employ them engage in negligent practices they can be held accountable for the damages, injuries, and losses that are caused by such actions. After you have been in a truck accident, contact our expert truck injury attorneys here at Wettermark & Keith. With the aid of our top truck injury lawyers, we can get to the root cause of your accident and help you procure the compensation you need in this time.
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When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after a truck accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call the location nearest you. Call or contact us today, we are here to help.
Remember, it is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful claim of personal injury or wrongful death can be made to come to fruition. This is precisely how our accident lawyers operate for every client, every day. We work hard to serve justice to those injured, one case at a time.
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