When a truck accident takes place in Rockford, or anywhere else, most people immediately want to blame the driver of the truck. Truck drivers certainly are responsible in many truck-driving accidents. However, sometimes, the driver is not the only one to blame. With the trucking industry continually undergoing changes in rules and regulations that often means trucking companies push drivers to the limit and force them to spend more time on the road, including too many consecutive hours. Thus, in these kinds of situations, the driver might not be to blame at all.
Meantime, did you know that the driver and trucking company are not the only entities that can be held responsible? There are other possibilities, including failed equipment like brakes or tires. Therefore, if faulty parts contributed to the accident, and subsequent injuries, then the truck or part manufacturers could also be held accountable. In addition, cargo companies can also shoulder some of the blame in certain situations. When these companies fail to properly load freight and it later becomes part of the problem, then you can also include the cargo company in the lawsuit.
Therefore, anytime a truck accident occurs, one of the first things that needs to take to place is determining liability, or who is at fault. This often requires insurance companies as well as independent investigators to look into the facts and consider all the evidence before they can come to a conclusion. That means the best thing to do in these kinds of situations is to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. By contacting a lawyer you will be able to get the necessary help as you work to determine who is at fault and how you can hold them responsible.
Truck accidents are obviously never good. They can also be very complex in legal terms because there are many possible variables. That means if you decide to file a personal injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit you need to be aware of all the possible implications, including which parties you can hold accountable when one of these accidents occurs. This is very important. If you fail to identify all the responsible parties you could be missing out on significant damages. Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure you contact our Rockford, IL office for help if you have been in a truck incident. Call Brassfield & Krueger at 815-315-9845 or click here.
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