Truck crashes can happen under even the best conditions.
Truck accidents are not like other automobile accidents. Truck crashes are often followed by terrible damage to yourself, your property, and anyone with you at the time.
A fully loaded big rig can weigh up to 80,000 pounds (40 tons). The average car usually weighs around 3,000 to 4,000 pounds, while the typical motorcycle weighs between 500 and 700 pounds. When one of these trucks is involved, things become far more complicated. The cases can be more complex and must be handled by experienced legal teams for the best chance of compensation and a favorable legal outcome.
Determining liability isn't always as black-and-white as it may seem.
"Determining who’s at fault is one of the critical issues in a truck accident case. In order to be successful, you must be able to prove that the truck driver or other parties were negligent.
Trucking companies are often held liable for their employees’ negligence. If a truck driver is an independent contractor, on the other hand, he or she can be held personally responsible for causing a crash.
Sometimes, trucking companies will try to claim that a trucker they employ is an independent contractor to try to get out of being sued. But independent contractors must meet very specific conditions under employment and tax laws."
It is vital that you partner with a legal team who will take the time to listen to your story and help evaluate your options. We want to ensure you receive the support and compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Talk to us anytime to get important information about what to do next. We’re here for you. Our attorneys regularly deal with these tragedies and are ready to give you the help you need.