Millions of Americans are driving on the road every single day. This includes everything from small compact cars to large commercial vehicles. The risks of accidents are present every day, but when a commercial truck accident occurs, the stakes are a lot higher. Here is how to determine fault in a commercial truck accident.
It is a good idea to contact a lawyer when a commercial truck accident occurs because they understand how important it is to conduct a timely and thorough investigation into the accident. Trucks have black boxes in them that document data such as the truck’s speed, brake application, and more. Truck drivers also keep logbooks, maintenance records, company information, and employment files. All of these things as well as eyewitness testimony and the scene investigation can help to determine who was at fault.
Who Can Be At Fault?
When it comes to a commercial truck accident, the driver isn’t automatically at fault. Here are the parties that can be at fault for this type of accident:
- Truck driver
- Truck company
- Truck manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- Shipping company
- Maintenance companies
If the accident occurred as a result of the truck driver’s negligence and failure to follow the rules of the road, then the fault is placed on them. If there was an issue with the truck itself, the fault could fall on the maintenance company or the trucking company for not keeping up with regular maintenance. If the trucking company was sold faulty parts or a faulty truck, then the truck or parts manufacturer can be held accountable.
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