If you have been injured in a truck accident in Omaha, Norfolk, or surrounding areas of Nebraska, you may be surprised to find that establishing liability is often far from straight forward. There are a number of moving parts involved in the moving of freight – both intra and interstate – and each of these may play a role in, and be held partially liable for, injuries incurred in a trucking accident. This is one of the primary reasons you need a Nebraska truck accident lawyer who knows how to investigate your accident and identify all liable parties to get you the full compensation you deserve.
Here are five facts about truck accident liability that you may not be aware of:
- The leading cause of trucking accidents in Nebraska is driver error
- Poor weather conditions are only a factor in approximately 3% of truck accidents
- Trucking companies may be just as liable as their drivers for accidents
- Companies paid to load and secure cargo may be partially responsible for truck accidents
- In some cases, government entities share responsibility for trucking accidents
Anyone involved in the trucking industry, from parts manufacturers and mechanics to truckers and company-hired inspectors, may be partially responsible for an accident, but each of these parties will have attorneys and insurance agents working around the clock to try and minimize your settlement. The Omaha truck accident attorneys at Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht have decades of combined experience investigating these accidents, holding all liable parties accountable, and securing large settlements for our clients. Please use our online contact form or call us at 402-371-4300 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
The attorneys at Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht serve victims of trucking accidents in Norfolk, Omaha, and all surrounding areas of Nebraska. If your injury prevents travel, our personal injury lawyers can come to you to discuss your case, your rights, and the best way to get the compensation you are due.