One of the reasons why truck injury claims are more complicated than other claims is because of the many potentially liable parties. The truck driver can be held accountable for his or her negligence. The trucking company is a potentially liable party in cases where negligent hiring or poor vehicle maintenance was involved. The truck’s owner can also be held responsible for failing to properly maintain the vehicle. Even the truck’s manufacturer can be held accountable if a defective truck part contributed to the crash.
An experienced attorney will be necessary to thoroughly inspect the crash site, review the police report, the damaged vehicles and the driver’s log. Unfortunately, unless the trucking company is contacted soon after the crash to preserve logs and records, much of it may be lost, destroyed or misplaced. Driver’s logs, vehicle maintenance records and cell phone records can be valuable evidence when it comes to determining fault and liability for semi truck and other truck accident cases.
That is why it is crucial for injured victims and their families to move quickly when it comes to protecting their rights. Trucking companies usually have insurance companies and defense attorneys at the scene working tirelessly to collect evidence and to look out for their best interests. Injured victims and their families also need a committed advocate on their side who will fight for their rights and protect their interests. The Viper Law Group is that committed advocate. Please call our firm today at (480) 818-4855 or use the “Quick Contact” form to the right for a free consultation.