What Are My Rights In a Trucking Accident?
Imagine driving on the highway and then feeling your car jerk forward from an impact of a larger vehicle. Unfortunately, with so many trucks on the road, this is a common occurrence in Mississippi. These are serious crashes that often leave the driver of the smaller vehicle suffering from serious injuries.
Truck wreck survivors may deal with types of injuries such as, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, loss of limb, broken bones, and other catastrophic injuries. Victims have rights and our Mississippi truck accident attorneys are here to help.
Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck crashes, there are a number of parties that could be considered liable for your damages. These parties can include:
Trucking companies can be held liable if they bring on a driver that is inexperienced or they incorrectly train new drivers. In other situations, they may force drivers to work extra hours to meet deadlines. It is also up to the company to check in on the trucks and trailers regularly. Failure to maintain vehicles or trailers can also contribute to a crash.
In some cases employees of the trucking company can be responsible for improperly loading or overloading a trailer.
Drivers have the responsibility to operate their trucks safely at all times. When they fail to do so, they put your life at risk. A few causes of driver error are due to: intoxication, drowsiness, distracted driving, and negligence.
Parts or Vehicle Manufacturer Liability
There are cases when the driver may not be at fault. Faulty parts can be the cause of a truck crash. Whether it’s brake failure, defective tires, a bad tow hitch, or even a malfunctioning steering system, the manufacturer of specific parts may be the subject of a defective product lawsuit.
At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., our ultimate goal is to protect the rights of victims in truck crashes. You have the right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation from the responsible parties to cover the damage you have sustained. Let us put over 30 years of experience on your side.
Call us today for your free consultation!