Commercial trucks are large, and if they collide with another vehicle, they can cause serious injury to passengers. That's why various laws and regulations are in place concerning the training of truck drivers and the operation of these behemoths. Unfortunately, those rules are not always followed precisely and, because of negligence and recklessness, accidents result. The harm suffered after such a collision can require extensive medical treatment and lead to high expenses. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you might have the right to pursue compensation for damages you suffered.
Truck accident claims are very nuanced and require a thorough understanding of the law. They also require an extensive examination of the scene and swift action in collecting and preserving evidence. When you're recovering from injuries sustained in a collision, the last thing you want to think about is gathering the necessary evidence and submitting the proper documents to move forward with your claim. That’s what our skilled team at Abram and Hutchison is here for. Our Delaware truck accident attorneys have over 3 decades of combined experience, and we will take care of the details of your case while you focus on healing.
Speak with a member of our firm by calling us at (302) 273-1442 or contacting online today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
When pursuing a truck accident claim, one of the first things to look at is what caused it. This will help ensure you hold the correct party responsible while you work toward recovering just compensation.
Some of the common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Poor training or supervision
- Improper cargo load
- Poor maintenance
At Abram and Hutchison, our Delaware truck accident attorneys will conduct an in-depth review of your circumstances. We'll look at photos of the accident scene, interview witnesses, examine reports, and investigate any other items that may be relevant to your case. In doing this, we can identify the cause of the accident and begin building a solid legal strategy for you.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Truck Accident Case?
Because many different factors can contribute to a commercial truck collision, several people or entities could be financially liable for damages. For instance, if the driver was texting while driving, they could be considered at fault. Or, if the employer didn't provide proper training or supervision, they may be held responsible. The maintenance personnel or cargo loaders could also be liable if they didn't maintain or load the vehicle properly.
The outcome of your case and whether you receive compensation depends on filing a claim against the person or entity whose negligence caused the accident. At Abram and Hutchison, as part of our examination into the cause of the crash, we'll also work on identifying who to take action against.
Keeping Your Best Interests in Focus
After you identify the responsible party, you must go up against that person's insurance company to recover compensation. You must prove that their customer is liable, and you must negotiate with their team to seek a fair settlement. This is not always easy. You may encounter push back from the company, as they try to challenge your claims (often saying that you may have been responsible for the accident).
Our Delaware truck accident lawyers will handle this part of the claims process for you. We're not afraid to faceoff with insurance companies, and we will fight hard on your behalf.
We're ready to provide the legal support you need. Call our firm at (302) 273-1442 or submit an online contact form to get started.