Have you been injured in a car accident?

Our Car Accident Help site is designed to be a one-stop source for anyone who has suffered personal injuries in a car crash. It is also a helpful resource for someone whose loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma car crash. Speak to one of our representatives at (405) 285-4357 if you have any questions, or fill out our form to get your free, instant, no obligation accident analysis. We have Oklahoma car accident attorneys on staff who know the law and can defend your rights.

blog Truck Collision What You Should Know About Liability After a Trucking Accident

What You Should Know About Liability After a Trucking Accident

By Car Accident Help on June 14, 2017

truck-accidentMuch like any other type of auto accident, a trucking accident is often caused by some mistake or error on the part of a person. Exactly who is responsible and just how much blame they deserve really comes down to the particular details of any given crash. In general, however, there are certain liability considerations you might want to have in mind if you have been involved in an Oklahoma trucking accident.

Who’s to Blame in a Trucking Accident?

One of the biggest differences between trucking accidents and other collisions is that many more people may be potentially liable for this type of crash. Commercial trucks are owned by companies that tend to have fleets of vehicles needing to be properly maintained, which are operated by drivers who must be adequately trained and prepared for long-term truck driving. This introduces a number of possible people who can be held liable in a trucking accident.

Truck Drivers are typically the first people looked at after a crash, and in many cases they are the ones responsible, since they were directly controlling the truck. Driving too fast, going too long without a rest, and operating the truck in an unsafe manner are all ways that a truck driver can be at fault for an accident. There are numerous regulations in place to keep truck drivers safe, but these are not always followed properly.

Trucking Companies that employ the drivers may be in some way liable for any collisions that occur. For example, if the crash occurred due to failing brakes, which were not properly maintained by the company, then their liability might be provable. Even in situations where the driver is at fault, the company may have failed to properly prepare that driver for operating the vehicle and therefore shares liability.

Parts Manufacturers—even the manufacturer of the entire truck—might be liable for serious collisions. These situations are quite rare, and difficult to prove, but not unknown. Brakes that fail due to improper manufacturing can be grounds for liability and may even prompt a recall of the equipment.

Other Drivers not directly involved in a collision can still be held responsible, if they drove in an erratic manner that caused the truck driver to lose control of the larger vehicle.

Oklahoma truck accidents can be quite complicated, which is why you should call Car Accident Help at (405) 285-4357 if you have more truck accident questions.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Truck Collision

Categories

Recent Posts

Don’t Wreck Twice

You’ve Already Wrecked Your Car, Now DON’T Wreck Your Case! Get your FREE instant download to learn EXACTLY what you need to do so that you don’t wreck twice!

Download Now

Don’t Wreck Twice

You’ve Already Wrecked Your Car, Now DON’T Wreck Your Case! Get your FREE instant download to learn EXACTLY what you need to do so that you don’t wreck twice!
Download Now

Car Accident Help
15401 N. May Avenue
Suite 900
Edmond, OK 73013
Call: (405)-285-4357

Copyright © 2018 Car Accident Help - All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer: This web site is designed to provide educational information. The information contained in this web site is not intended to offer legal advice. Information contained in this web site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, nor does it constitute legal advice, to any person reviewing such information. No electronic communication with Car Accident Help, or any employees thereof, will generate an attorney client relationship, nor will it be considered an attorney-client privileged communication. Any reference in this web site to past results for clients obtained by Car Accident Help, including reference to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, does not guarantee that similar outcomes will be achieved for future cases. Each case is different, and must be evaluated and handled based on its individual attributes and merits.

Disclaimer | Blog Sitemap | Website Design, SEO and Legal Marketing by: SLS Consulting


Sponsored by:

About the Author

Attorney L. Ray Maples II wrote Don't Wreck Twice with the intent of offering guidance and information to vehicle wreck victims. The book provides answers to some of the most important and frequently asked questions following an Oklahoma vehicle collision, which will be an invaluable resource to those involved in auto accidents.