When Unsafe Trucks and Dangerous Drivers Mix
In a perfect world, people would be protected from the neglectful actions of others. Unfortunately, the world is quite far from perfect. In fact, it is often victims who pay the price when unsafe trucks and dangerous drivers mix. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, the following information can help you understand your rights.
Failure to Maintain Vehicles is a Form of Neglect
Regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the trucking industry must adhere to strict guidelines pertaining to safety and maintenance. This includes truck maintenance. Failure to adhere to these guidelines is a form of neglect - one that victims can use when pursuing compensation for any losses or injuries they experience. Unfortunately, proof of such neglect is often difficult to find. This is why every truck accident victim needs the assistance of an attorney.
Able to investigate the potential causes of a crash, truck accident lawyers carefully examine the maintenance records of vehicles. They search for discrepancies and, when necessary, call in experts to help them make determinations on whether data or records were falsified. The information they uncover can make a significant difference in the outcome of a truck accident case. In some situations, it may even mean the difference between an unpaid claim and full compensation for any losses or injuries experienced by the victim.
Dangerous and Neglectful Drivers
All too often, drivers themselves are the cause of truck accidents. Some were driving while using a cell phone. Others were speeding or driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Each can and should be held legally responsible for their negligent actions. Further, proof of their negligent actions can improve the outcome of a personal injury claim for victims.
Combining Unsafe Trucks and Dangerous Drivers
Unsafe trucks and dangerous drivers are each concerning issues, but when the two mix, the results can be catastrophic. Victims may suffer serious or life-threatening injuries. In some instances, there may even be multiple victims. It is critical that such situations are investigated fully because, in these cases, there may be multiple negligent parties. Holding each responsible can help to ensure that victims receive full and fair compensation for any losses they have experienced at the hands of a driver and negligent truck driver.
Contact Our Experienced Appleton Truck Crash Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured or wrongfully killed in a truck crash, our Appleton truck crash lawyers at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. can help. Tireless advocates for victims, we aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible, regardless of the situation. We can fight for you. To schedule your personalized consultation, call us at 920-739-7366 today.