In our previous blog post, we discussed the dangers that fatigued truckers pose. These truckers can turn their vehicles into deadly weapons if they aren't driving in a safe manner. For the people who are injured in accidents caused by fatigued driving, the reason for the fatigue is usually inconsequential.
We know that your life has been turned upside down. We'd like to discuss your options for seeking compensation so that you know what you can do to recover some of the financial damages that you suffered in the accident. These might be the cost of the medical care you needed, the cost of having household help while you recovered or any other expenses that you had because of the accident.
Each semi truck accident has specific factors that can determine who is liable for the accident. For example, a trucker who knows that it is time for a rest break but fails to take one might seem like the only party liable if an accident occurs. But, what if the reason the trucker didn't take a rest break was because of a policy of the trucking company? In this case, the trucking company might also be liable.
If you were injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, we will work to find out the cause of the accident. This could be anything from fatigue to an improperly secured load. Even improper maintenance on the truck or trailer might be a factor.
When we determine the cause of the accident, we can explore the parties who might be liable for the damages. We can then include them on the lawsuit and work on getting you the money you deserve from the parties who should have to pay.