What Caused Your Truck Accident?

When a truck accident happens, it’s only natural to be confused about what to do. The scene of the accident is often chaotic, and your immediate concern should be getting the treatment you need for your injuries. However, once the dust settles, most people begin wondering who can be held liable for their medical bills and other losses. It is critical to contact an attorney who can help determine what caused your truck accident and who the liable parties may be.

Different parties can be responsible for truck accidents and, in fact, many truck accident claims involve several parties and insurance companies. The following are some common causes of truck accidents and who may be at fault.

Driver Error

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Large Truck Crash Causation Study, a significant percentage of trucks crash because of driver error. Truck drivers require special training and licensure to operate commercial vehicles, though they can still make mistakes or poor decisions like any other driver, including:

  • Texting or distracted driving
  • Speeding and driving too fast for road conditions
  • Dangerous passing
  • Following too closely
  • Fatigued driving
  • Impaired driving

When a truck driver is negligent, the trucking company that employs the driver can usually be held liable for the driver’s negligence, as well.

Trucking Company Negligence

Trucking companies can also make errors that are negligent and contribute to accidents. Such acts include:

  • Negligent hiring
  • Negligent retention of dangerous employees
  • Allowing or encouraging safety violations
  • Not properly inspecting or maintaining trucks

In addition to truck drivers and trucking companies, there may also be third parties who cause or contribute to your accident.

Contact Our Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorneys for Help Today

At Glotzer & Kobren, P.A., our truck accident lawyers know that every accident case is different. We work to ensure you recover for all of your losses from the right parties. Call 561.361.8677 or contact us online for a free consultation if you suffered injuries in a crash.