March 2, 2020

Commercial Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents can yield insurmountable damage to all involved. Given that the size of trucks can be enough to wreak havoc on the road, add in factors like sleep deprivation or speed and you have a recipe for disaster on your hands. If you find yourself in an accident involving a truck, reach out immediately for legal representation.

Who is to Blame for a Truck Accident?

When it comes to commercial trucks like flatbeds, trailers, or tow trucks, responsibility could fall on the driver, the trucking company, or the truck manufacturer. As the laws governing these entities are complex, finding the right attorney to help can be the difference between a good and great result.

Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Sleep Deprivation: Drivers work long hours and are trying to meet scheduled deadlines to deliver goods. Sometimes, they will push themselves too hard and will forego a proper amount of sleep to meet a deadline. This can be especially dangerous when the exhaustion blurs one’s judgment.
  • Speed: Countless hours spent on the road breeds familiarity. Some truck drivers get impatient with other cars and try to speed around them. Careless lane-switching and speeding is a major cause of truck accidents. 
  • Shortage of Drivers: There is currently a massive shortage of truck drivers, so many are doubling up on deliveries. The pressure to make up the slack yields careless driving on the roads as drivers become desperate to meet deadlines. 
  • Poor Road/Weather Conditions: Even a good driver can get thrown off by bad weather or a random pothole in the ground. Say alert at all times.

An Attorney Knows the Steps to Take

Litigating trucking accident cases is complex and time consuming as it will likely include filing a claim, proper investigation, pleadings, discovery, mediation, and possibly trial. Let a trained professional handle the case as the complexities in these matters leave little room for error. The more thorough your case is prepared, the better off you will be. Considering the devastation that can be caused by a trucking accident, you can be owed money for your medical bills, loss of wages, rehabilitation, physical suffering, anguish, and loss of life.  Amicus Legal Group is there for you at each step of the way.  Contact our office right away to start preserving evidence to assist with your claim.  We are available and ready to help.