• Driver negligence – Some of the most common ways in which truck drivers’ carelessness or misconduct leads to truck accidents include via driver distraction, driver impairment, driver fatigue and failure to comply with traffic laws. Motorists other than truckers can, of course, also cause truck accidents.
• Trucking company negligence – Trucking companies are responsible for complying with all federal and state regulations to ensure that the vehicles and drivers they put on the roads are as safe as possible. When these companies break the rules, cut corners and otherwise fall short of being responsible, accidents can happen – and the companies can be liable.
• Other factors – In addition to driver and trucking company negligence, other factors that regularly contribute to truck accidents include vehicle-related issues (such as brake failures, tire blowouts, etc.) and environmental factors (such as poor roadway conditions). In some cases, other parties – like equipment manufacturers or even municipalities – may also be liable.
When you are ready for straight answers about your rights and recovery options after a truck accident, it’s time to contact a Denver lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C. Following a serious truck crash, an attorney can be the key to your financial recovery, your overall recovery, and a brighter future.