Last week we discussed truck accidents and how to make sure all liable parties are held accountable, including trucking companies. This is certainly an important point, but many of you may be wondering how we get to that point. The answer is that a truck driver must be proven to have been at fault. This typically means showing a truck driver was negligent and that the negligence caused both the accident and the compensable injuries to the victim.
However, showing negligence is no easy task, and it requires much more than putting words to paper. It often involves speaking with witnesses, experts, the negligent driver, attorneys, judges and you, the client. It also requires diligent analysis of the facts and application of pertinent law, both statutory and case law. So, putting together a truck accident case is no easy matter, but we know how to do it, and we do it well because we know the pain and suffering victims go through.
Our firm prides itself on competent representation for truck accident victims. This means we strive to take every step needed to reach a favorable outcome for our clients. Therefore, we diligently and aggressively work to prove trucker negligence, which can be shown in a number of ways. One way is to show the truck was overloaded, which could make it difficult for a trucker to stop the driver's vehicle in a safe distance in order to prevent a collision. We also often handle cases where a trucker was fatigued, speeding or intoxicated.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should consider your legal rights. By acting on them, you might be able to recover the compensation you need to get the best medical care possible, recoup lost wages and find financial stability to give you the peace of mind you deserve after going through such a horrific incident.
For more information on how you can protect yourself from negligent and inattentive truck drivers, please see our truck accidents page.