Our Truck Accident Attorneys in Indianapolis have a history of success and exceptionalism in fighting for Indianapolis area residents’ full rights and recoveries. They are ready to use Indiana driving laws to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. We can’t afford to deny you the recovery you need and deserve just because of the vital importance of your way of life and health.
Truck Accidents are Serious Accidents
A truck’s immense size may lead to some of the most serious accidents on roads. Trucking is a dangerous industry, which is why numerous regulations govern the industry, including the requirements for the qualifications of truck drivers and the frequency with which truck accident investigators must investigate accidents for mechanical problems.
Negligence Occurs in a Truck Accident Case
There is a similarity between truck accident lawsuits and cases involving cars and motorcycles regarding negligence. By contrast, in negligence cases, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, that the defendant breached the duty, and that the plaintiff suffered harm and damages due to the defendant’s careless actions. An overtired trucker may drive while overly tired, driving drunk, neglecting to check his blind spot, overloading the truck, and executing his turning improperly may all constitute a breach of duty of care.
Multiple Parties May Be Liable in Truck Accidents
When it comes to a truck accident, multiple parties may be liable for your damages. First, truck drivers and trucking companies owe motorists and pedestrians a duty to act with a certain level of care when operating and to maintain trucks. Truck drivers have to operate their trucks with the same level of reasonable care and skill that a prudent truck driver would employ, including obtaining training certifications and refraining from operating these large vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Trucking Companies Can Be Liable for Their Drivers
An employer may also be liable if it causes a crash by its negligence or through vicarious liability. When the company employs the driver, this is based on the relationship between the driver and employer. Liability also occurs if trucking outfits fail to vet their drivers (negligent hiring) properly, do not maintain their fleet (negligent maintenance), and do not comply with state or federal regulations to prevent fatigued driving accidents.
Talk to a Knowledgeable Indianapolis Truck Accident Lawyer
If the insurance company cannot avoid liability, the companies representing negligent truckers and trucking companies work hard to limit their payouts. To make sure that they receive fair compensation for their injuries (or the families of those who die in truck accidents), they must seek professional legal representation and begin the litigation process as soon as possible. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, call our office at 317-123-4567.