When someone has been injured in a truck accident, it almost always results in serious injuries. Since truckers are governed by unique laws, it is vital that an experienced attorney review the facts of your case in order to maximize the chances of a positive outcome.
As a Detroit truck accidents lawyer, I see varying degrees of accidents and some of the most severe are between a small vehicle and a commercial truck. Most motor vehicles weigh a few thousand pounds, but did you know that a fully-loaded commercial truck may weigh 70,000 pounds or more? Obviously, the extent of injuries in such an accident may be astronomically bigger.
In a truck accident, not only can the driver be held liable for his or her actions, but the trucking company may be liable as well. Multiple parties may be responsible for covering your losses in such an accident.
Truck accidents may occur for all types of reasons. A driver may lack experience or training or may be fatigued from driving too long without a break. A driver may be too aggressive, may have been under the influence of an illegal substance or may just have failed to follow safe driving rules of the road.
In other cases, the truck may be to blame. It may have been oversized or overloaded. If it wasn’t properly serviced, the brakes may have failed or safety devices like reflectors and warning devices may not be properly functioning.
Conditions outside may also contribute to accidents. It may be raining, foggy, snowy or the driver may just have had poor visibility.
Sometimes conditions make accidents out of the driver’s control, but the best way to determine that is to have an experienced Detroit truck accidents lawyer review your case and discuss you options with you. Call Davis Law Center today for your free consultation.