Getting hit by a truck is a traumatizing, painful, and sometimes a fatal experience. When seeking compensation most claims will be filed against the trucking company and perhaps the individual who was driving the truck. Trucking companies and their insurance companies may deny liability for the crash. The attorneys at De La Heria Law can gather evidence, interview witnesses, review available camera footage, evaluate police reports, and consult appropriate experts.
Many different parties could be responsible for you injuries during a truck accident. This could include the truck manufacturer, the owner of the truck, the owner of an attached trailer, the employer of the truck driver, the company leasing the truck, or the truck driver. To help determine who is responsible for your injuries, there are many areas our attorneys will investigate. This includes examining which party had control of the truck at the time of accident, reviewing driving logs and driving history, inspecting for manufacturing defects, seeing how much control the company has over the driver, evaluating maintenance records, and more.
Common causes that lead to truck accidents include:
- Lack of driving experience
- Overloaded trucks
- Overworked drivers
- Defective trucks
- Failure to stop at weigh stations
- Not obeying traffic laws
- Failure to see other vehicles
- Not allowing a truck driver to take adequate breaks
Depending on the situation of your truck accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Contact our attorneys at De La Heria Law to review your case and to determine what legal action should be taken (305) 858-2808.