Injuries sustained in a truck accident are usually catastrophic, sometimes even deadly. Large, heavy tractor-trailers cause colossal damage when they collide with other vehicles or structures along the roadway.
If you were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck, or if a loved one was killed in such an accident, first we want to send our deepest sympathies for your situation. We have worked with many truck accident victims over the decades, so we know just how life-altering it can be. We also want to inform you of your legal options if you choose to file a claim against the at-fault party. Potentially and commonly liable parties are:
The Truck Driver
Truckers can cause accidents the same way all motorists do. Distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, speeding, fatigue, recklessness – all of these things can and do cause crashes, and sometimes they involve large trucks.
Someone in a passenger car could cause the truck driver to wreck, which in turn could draw your car into the motor vehicle accident.
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies are responsible for hiring, training and managing their crew of truck drivers. They are responsible for verifying the driver’s certification and training them on the safety protocols of long-haul trucking. Carelessness in any of these areas can ultimately result in a crash.
Tractor-trailers pull large, heavy cargo across the country. The foundation for a crash can be set if cargo is overloaded and/or unbalanced, or improperly secured. The company responsible for loading the trailer must do so properly and according to industry standard.
What to do Next
It takes an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to unravel the events before and after the truck accident. In so doing, we can determine exactly who is responsible and work to pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Full compensation would pay for your medical expenses, lost income from being unable to work, pain and suffering, and other costs.
Learn More About Truck Accident Cases
To discuss your injuries and the truck accident that caused them, please call our experienced Omaha and Norfolk attorneys to arrange a consultation at 402-371-4300.