Who Is Responsible For My Truck Accident?
One of the reasons truck accident claims are so complicated is that there are a lot of potential parties involved. Naturally, the truck driver usually bears some responsibility for the accident. But in these cases, the trucking company that owns the truck can also hold responsibility. The cargo loading company, whose job is to properly balance the cargo, might also be responsible if the cargo shifting contributed to the accident.
The maintenance crew, whose job is to make sure the truck is in good repair before it hits the road, can also be responsible if something on the truck fails. If the part that failed was defective, the maker of the part can also be responsible. This can mean far higher settlements, but it also means the case can be harder to negotiate.
In some cases, a negligent truck driver might have been violating the law or otherwise acting recklessly. Distracted driving is a common culprit in cases involving commercial truck drivers. This might include texting, eating, or adjusting the radio. Fatigue is another prevalent factor — many truck drivers are on the road for extended hours, which can lead to exhaustion and decreased alertness.
Drunk driving is also a notorious cause of preventable accidents. Despite strict regulations against it, some truck drivers resort to drugs or alcohol while operating their vehicles, endangering not only themselves but everyone else on the road.
Just like any accident situation, each case has unique outcomes and challenges. Your lawyer at Lorenz & Lorenz will know if additional investigations are needed and can take care of the rest. The team at Lorenz & Lorenz understands this intricacy and approaches every truck accident lawsuit with utmost precision and dedication. Your Austin truck accident attorney will meticulously investigate all possible contributing factors in your case to build a robust claim designed to fight for maximum compensation for you.