Injuries caused by truck accidents can be significantly more severe compared to injuries caused by cars, pickups, or SUVs. This is because big trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and reach lengths of almost 70 feet.
At The Law Offices of Michael A. Rabban, we are aware of how devastating truck accidents can be, often changing the victim’s lives and potentially causing lifelong disability. We have experience fighting for innocent victims of truck accidents and can support you in the pursuit of compensation of damages, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
In order to fight for your case and win, we must first identify who was at fault in the accident. While in passenger vehicle accidents there is normally only one party liable, truck accidents can have multiple liable parties.
The following are the parties that can be held liable in truck accidents:
Truck Drivers – Truck drivers must not only abide by the normal rules of driving, such as speed limits and not driving while under the influence, but they also must adhere to truck driving laws. These include taking the appropriate amount of rest time and time off periods.
Truck Companies – Truck companies often hire truck drivers to transport goods for them. The truck companies must adhere to strict regulations concerning loading practices, weight limits, and making sure the load is distributed evenly.
Truck Owners – Sometimes the truck involved in an accident is not owned by the driver or the trucking company. In this case, the truck owner must maintain their vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
In truck accidents, it must also be determined whether or not a passenger vehicle that was involved in the crash initiated a sequence of events that caused the truck to be involved in the accident. More investigation may be required in order to determine the liable party in the accident.
Have You Been Involved In A Truck Accident?
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury as the result of a truck accident, be sure to work with a qualified personal injury lawyer so you and your loved ones can get the monetary compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael A. Rabban at 818-272-8882 today for your free consultation.