Commercial truck accidents can cause devastating consequences for motorists like fatalities and serious injuries. Since commercial trucks weigh thousands of pounds more than the typical passenger vehicle, the possibility of motorist and vehicle damage is great.
Many commercial trucks also transport flammable or hazardous materials. Because of these realities, commercial truck drivers are accountable to higher legal standards.
What do you need to know about commercial trucking accidents? Here are five most commonly asked questions:
What is a commercial truck?
Commercial trucks are used to move commercial goods from one place to another. They are used in various industries as a component of conducting business. Freight trucks, tankers, eighteen wheelers, buses and delivery trucks are examples of commercial trucks.
What are the top reasons for commercial truck accidents?
Commercial truck accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons such as:
- Blind spots
- Driver fatigue
- Following too closely
- Improper braking
- Reckless driving
Who can you sue in a commercial truck accident?
Depending on the accident, you may be able to sue the truck driver, the other vehicles manufacturer, the freight owner, the rig owner, the drivers employer or even a maintenance company of the truck. The conditions of the accident will determine who can be held liable.
What type of compensation could you recover in a trucking lawsuit?
While compensation types may vary because of different case facts and laws, compensation for a personal injury may include loss of future earnings or wages, medical expenses, or pain and suffering. Compensation for a wrongful death could include funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Why should you hire a lawyer to handle your lawsuit?
A truck accident lawyer will assist you in navigating the legal process from beginning to end. They can serve as support system for discussing your case. Their experience with law may prove invaluable in their ability to help you acquire compensation for your injuries or losses.
If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, you may be able to pursue legal action. Speak with a personal injury lawyer at the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners today.
Call (866) 320-4770 to schedule your free consultation right away.