What Causes Trucking Accidents?
Trucking accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons, from driver fatigue to inexperience to improper loading. Sometimes an accident has multiple causes. It’s critical that you hire an experienced trucking accident attorney who can help gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim when holding negligent parties responsible.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Lack of maintenance (tires, brakes, etc.)
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Improper loading or maintenance of the truck
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to obey traffic laws, signs, and signals
- Weather conditions
- Inexperienced drivers
- Driving too many hours
- Truck driver error
- Improper training of drivers
We’re Here to Help You Recover
If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident, you may understandably feel overwhelmed by the prospect of navigating the complex legal landscape involved in making a claim. Many trucking accidents involve multiple at-fault parties, all of whom need to be identified, which means that various layers of insurance coverage may also come into play. You will need an attorney who is familiar with the myriad state and federal laws that regulate the trucking industry to help you develop your case.
At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, we understand that taking legal action following an injury sustained from a heavy truck can be daunting. Our trucking accident attorneys are here to ensure those affected get the justice they deserve.
Potentially recoverable damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
By acting quickly, we can work to gather and preserve evidence that will be needed to prove your case. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys at Hartley Law Group, PLLC are committed to seeking full and fair compensation for your injuries or losses so that you can focus on healing.