While serious injuries can occur in any type of vehicle accident, the injuries that occur when a large truck is involved tend to be far more severe and can be deadly. This is due to the disparity in size and weight between a truck and a smaller vehicle. Getting behind the wheel of a truck requires skill and training to secure a special license.
The particular facts of each trucking accident are unique and require a detailed investigation to identify not only the cause of the accident but the appropriate party or parties to sue. This is often difficult and complex.
A skilled trucking accident attorney knows how to investigate a trucking accident and can hire the proper experts to examine all aspects of the crash. In addition, the proper party to sue can be determined by investigating driver log books and truck maintenance records, and by examining a black box if one is present.
Among the many causes of truck accidents are:
- Alcohol and substance use
- Improper tying down or loading
- Lack of proper maintenance
- Failure to take rest breaks causing fatigue
- Debris on the roadway
- Faulty vehicle parts
In a truck accident, some of the parties that may be sued include:
- The owner of the truck, trailer or trucking company
- The driver of the truck
- The manufacturer of the truck or faulty truck parts
- The party responsible for shipping or loading
- The owner of property that led to the accident
- The insurance carrier for the truck, trailer or tractor
Speak to a Denver truck accident attorney for assistance with seeking compensation for a truck accident.