Hundreds of thousands of commercial trucks are involved in accidents each year, many of which result in serious injuries to other motorists. After a crash, it is important for victims to get treatment for their injuries. Then, you should speak with a legal professional about what caused the truck crash and who might be liable for your losses.
There are many different causes of truck accidents, as well as multiple parties that could be responsible. Some common causes include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Fatigued driving
- Violations of traffic laws
- Violations of trucking regulations
- Hiring or retaining dangerous drivers
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Improper loading of cargo
Many – but not all – truck accidents result from errors on the part of the truck driver. In this situation, the truck driver should be liable, but the trucking company might also be liable for your losses. This is because the law makes employers strictly liable for harm caused by the negligence of employees on the job. Some trucking companies might try to avoid strict liability by classifying drivers as independent contractors. In many cases, the driver should be classified as an employee, and you need the right attorney who can prove liability on the part of the employing trucking company.
The first step to recovering for your losses is to determine what happened to cause the crash. This can take extensive investigation, and you want the right law firm on your side from the start.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Orlando as Soon as Possible
The Law Offices of Jerrod Paul, P.A., handles complex truck crash claims for injured clients. We fight for the maximum compensation possible in every case, so please call 407.588.0343 or contact us online for a free case evaluation from an Orlando truck accident attorney.BACK TO BLOG