Truck accidents tend to cause grave injuries. It’s not hard to guess why. Whether you call them tractor trailers, semi trucks or 18-wheelers, these trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. They are much larger and heavier than the average vehicle, and thus tend to cause much more damage when involved in an accident.
In addition to increased risk of critical injuries, there may be numerous parties who can be held liable for a trucking accident. While it’s easy to try to place blame with the truck driver, it is also quite possible that the trucking company itself was responsible. A sizeable portion of truck crashes are caused by commercial trucking companies that have failed to properly train their drivers or maintain their fleets in safe operating condition in violation of federal guidelines.
Determining the exact cause of a truck accident is critical to your case. A trucking accident can be caused by numerous factors such as:
- Truck driver carelessness or error
- Mechanical defects
- Tire blowouts
- Truck driver fatigue
- Equipment malfunctions
- Negligent trucking maintenance and inspection
- Unsecured or improperly secured loads
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) or Department of Transportation (DOT) violations
Prompt action must be taken to investigate before valuable information is lost and to properly identify the at-fault parties, insurance companies, and causation factors involved in your accident.
Your Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorneys
Experience and fast action in handling truck accident cases can mean the difference between winning and losing your case. When you hire Tramel Law Group, we will fully investigate the circumstances of your accident, uncover the truth about the cause of your injury and find all those who are responsible for causing you harm.
Our team will immediately travel to the scene and investigate the wreck. We will also demand the trucking company preserve the data related to the crash so that critical evidence does not disappear. We will look at the actions of the driver as well as the company that hired the driver. We will review driver logbooks, truck maintenance records, driver drug/medical test results, GPS data, safety inspections and insure that your case is as strong as it can possibly be.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call us at 702.233.2244 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.