Every time you enter your vehicle, get behind the wheel and drive onto a freeway, you place yourself at risk for being involved in an accident.
This is a risk many choose to accept as a natural part of their daily lives. An inherent part of this risk includes the chance that you might be involved in a truck accident. An accident involving 18-wheelers, big-rigs or any other large commercial truck can produce some of the most devastating and horrific results.
Because these massive vehicles are incapable of maneuvering or stopping quickly, severe injuries are likely, catastrophic physical damage is common, and fatalities are frequent.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding an accident involving a big-rig or tractor-trailer truck, it can be difficult for a person to know who precisely is to blame for the accident. Knowing who is liable for causing this accident is an important first step towards fighting for compensation.
There are several possible instances in which truck accident liability may seem to overlap. However, there are rules when it comes to who is to blame that can clarify some of these situations, including:
- Claims against the driver – negligence, distracted, fatigue, speeding, drunk driving
- Claims against the trucking company – driver exceeded their work limits due to employer pressure, parts/tire/brakes failure, improper training
When a person is seriously injured in a truck accident caused by another person’s negligence or improper truck maintenance, the seriously injured person deserves justice through adequate financial compensation.
If you are involved in an accident involving a commercial truck and you have questions regarding who is to blame, consider speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your full range of options.
Contact the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir Tierney & Weck because we do whatever it takes to ensure that your personal injury claim is successfully resolved so you can carry on with your life with as much fulfillment as possible.