Determining liability in a truck accident is a bit different than in an accident with another car. Your Westover personal injury lawyer can help you determine what factors played a role in your crash.
The most common cause of accidents with trucks is driver error. In fact, driver error is more than ten times more likely to be the cause of trucking accidents than any other factor.
Of the accidents caused by driver error, they fall into a few basic categories:
- 44 percent were caused by drivers taking some form or medication;
- 23 percent were caused by driving too fast for conditions; and
- 18 percent were caused by fatigued drivers.
Trucks are complicated machines. Because of their size and weight, they have much more equipment than the average car. The failure of that equipment is also a common cause of crashes.
Because of the complicated equipment, many trucks are equipped with “black box” technology that logs the truck’s movements and the drivers control inputs. In black box trucks accident investigation, it’s important for your Westover personal injury lawyer to make sure that the information from the black box trucks is preserved to determine liability.
Because trucks travel between states and the drivers often are independent contractors, a truck accident lawsuit can involve many parties who may share liability for the accident. It’s important for you to consult with a lawyer to make sure the evidence is preserved and that the correct party can be held responsible.
Westover Truck Accident Lawsuits can be Complicated
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, read the 7 biggest mistakes that can wreck your West Virginia car accident claim.
Then call an attorney with The Miley Legal Group at 304-326-1800 or 888-436-0859 with your questions about your West Virginia truck accident.