Truck drivers are trained to handle the large rigs they drive, but there are times when things can go horribly wrong. While it’s easy to assume that these crashes happen because of a trucker’s error, there are sometimes other factors that play a role in the crash.
Cargo securement issues can cause crashes because the cargo might shift and cause the trailer to sway. This can cause the trucker to lose control of the rig. There’s also a chance that the cargo will come loose from the trailer, which can also cause serious problems. The party who loaded and secured the rig might be liable in this case.
Equipment defects and failures may also lead to wrecks. Semitrucks require consistent upkeep. When any maintenance is skipped or handled in a lax manner, components can breakdown. It’s also imperative that components that are placed on the rig are inspected prior to installation to ensure they are in good shape. The component manufacturer or installer or the maintenance company might be held liable if this is the cause of the crash.
Having too tight of a schedule for the haul could also lead to a crash if the trucker is trying to rush and push through fatigue. In this case, there’s a chance that the trucking company might be the liable party.
For an injured victim, learning about the cause of the crash is important because it lets them know what parties to hold accountable. Naming the appropriate defendants in the personal injury claim related to the crash can help to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Working with an attorney who is familiar with these cases can help you to build your case to show your side of the matter.