Big rigs are a necessary part of our society because they transport goods across the country. Although they are needed, it can be dangerous to be on the road with them. Big rigs are large and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when loaded.
When an accident occurs with an 18-wheeler, it can cause serious injuries or fatalities. If you are hurt in a big-rig crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
Negligence in Semi-Truck Accidents
There are many forms of negligence. To prove your case, you and your attorney will need to show that the party was liable for the accident and that they were negligent. Generally, negligence occurs when a driver does something or fails to keep the vehicle safe.
There are several reasons for big rig crashes. Some examples of neglect include:
These are just some of the many negligent actions that could have caused or contributed to an accident. If the driver was not paying attention or lost control, he or she might be considered negligent. Find the cause of the crash to prove negligence.
Who is Responsible for Truck Accidents?
Some people assume that the big rig driver is responsible for a crash, however, that may not always be the case. The responsible party depends on the cause of the accident.
Truck accident cases can be complicated. The cause of the crash is not always immediately apparent. We will work to gather the facts of the accident and determine which party or parties were negligent.
If you were involved in a crash with a big rig, speak to Robert Poole as soon as possible. Do not delay because sometimes, a crash reconstruction might need to be done, along with other investigative work.
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