Martin Jean & Jackson provides efficient representation to clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents. Whatever your situation, our Stillwater truck accident lawyers will provide attentive legal services every step of the way. We will help you file a claim and pursue justice against those responsible. With more than a century of experience, our legal team has guided countless clients to successful outcomes. Contact our office today to get in touch with one of our attorneys.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when loaded with cargo. A collision with a passenger vehicle could cause serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, lacerations, internal hemorrhaging, bruises, broken or fractured bones, burns, and soft tissue injuries.
Improper vehicle maintenance is a common cause of truck accidents. Commercial vehicles must be maintained on a regular basis, and truck drivers are responsible to inspect their vehicles before and after each trip. Failure to provide proper maintenance could lead to equipment failure, such as worn brakes, broken steering mechanisms, and inadequate tire tread. Overloaded or imbalanced cargo could also cause the truck to tip over, and driver error or reckless driving could increase the risk of a crash.
Who Is Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?
There are a variety of parties who may be held liable for a commercial truck accident:
- The driver of the truck
- The trucking company
- The cargo loading crew
- The third-party maintenance company
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to comply with regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If a truck driver fails to inspect his or her vehicle properly, fails to take mandatory rest breaks, or drives while drunk or drowsy, he or she may be held liable for your injuries. Truck drivers must also comply with federal and state traffic laws and avoid speeding, tailgating, weaving between lanes, and turning too sharply or widely.
Furthermore, trucking companies must abide by strict hiring practices and provide adequate maintenance for the vehicles. In some cases, trucking companies will hire third-party maintenance crews to perform necessary repairs and inspections. Maintenance companies and cargo loading crews may be held liable for a truck accident, depending on the situation.
Martin Jean & Jackson Is Here to Help
At Martin Jean & Jackson, we take pride in helping injured clients seek the compensation they deserve from negligent individuals. If you have been injured in a commercial truck wreck, our Stillwater truck accident lawyers will investigate the crash and gather evidence to build your case. We will help you file the necessary paperwork, keep you informed, and aggressively represent you in negotiation or litigation.
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