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Some trucking accidents are beyond the truck driver

Truckers take the blame for most truck accidents. However, in all cases, the truck driver is not to blame for the accident, even if it seems like they caused it. Situations beyond the truck driver’s control can lead to an accident which means other parties could be held liable.

The reality is most accidents arise out of human error. The driver could have been drunk, speeding or just negligent. But what if they did not directly contribute to the accident? In such a case, other parties may be held liable.

Who is to blame?

In some situations, the trucking company may be deemed responsible. For example, if they did not carry out regular maintenance on their trucks as required by law, they could be liable for your injuries if faulty parts led to the accident. Equally, if the trucking company forced its drivers to work overtime against the stipulated hours of service, they could be held accountable.

Car manufacturers can also carry responsibility if a defective car part causes an accident. This makes a trucking accident claim a bit more complicated since there may be multiple liable parties in some instances.

Navigating a trucking accident claim

Usually, there is a lot at stake in most truck accidents, given the severity of the victims’ injuries. In addition, settlement tends to run in the millions since some injuries may have lifelong effects. Therefore, to protect your legal rights and ensure you end up with enough compensation that covers your damages,  you need to proceed carefully.

Being well prepared to deal with a trucking accident claim will help you avoid some common pitfalls that could affect your compensation. Most importantly, you need to make informed decisions that will work for your case and ensure a desirable conclusion in the end.