Sharing the road with trucks and heavy equipment can be dangerous when drivers fail to do their job or check their equipment.
Trucking accidents can be caused by several different reasons. For instance,
- Failure of the truck driver to follow federal and state safety laws and regulations
- Poor training
- Failure to properly secure the load
- Failure to properly maintain or repair the truck
- Negligence and/or recklessness in the operation of the truck
- Texting/distracted driving
- Sleep deprivation/too long behind the wheel
Taking action immediately after a trucking accident is imperative. Evidence can easily be lost or destroyed, thereby hindering prosecution of the case. In particular, the truck driver’s log book is very important and preserving that book can be critical.
Also, there is a great deal of new technology which can assist an injured victim determine whether the truck driver was speeding or whether the mechanical functioning of the truck had been properly maintained.
If you or anyone you love has been involved in a crash with a truck, contact Rudberg Law Offices, LLC immediately for a free consultation. Although as with any auto accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.