In a car accident, there are generally two parties who may be held liable
– the driver or the car manufacturer. However, in a commercial truck
accident, there may be several different parties liable for your injuries.
An investigation is necessary to determine fault in a commercial truck
crash. We will work diligently to find out who is responsible, and will
help you pursue justice.
There are several parties who may be liable for a commercial truck wreck:
The truck driver. Driver error is responsible for a majority of truck accidents in the United
States. Drowsy driving, distracted driving, and reckless behavior may
lead to a wreck. Since commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds
when fully loaded, an error by the driver could have devastating results.
Furthermore, if a driver fails to inspect the vehicle before starting
out, he or she may be held liable.
The truck manufacturer. Defective or dangerously designed parts may also cause a truck accident.
If this is the case, the manufacturer of the faulty component may be held
liable in court. Defective equipment, such as tires that lack necessary
tread, could increase the risk of an accident.
The trucking company. Trucking companies may also be held liable, particularly if they fail to
abide by federal regulations. Pushing truckers to drive longer and faster
than necessary to meet tight shipping deadlines may lead to drowsy driving.
Trucking companies must abide by federal regulations, or they may be held
liable for a crash.
The cargo loading company. Improperly loaded cargo, imbalanced cargo, and overloaded cargo may lead
to an accident. Third-party cargo loading crews may be held liable for
improperly loaded cargo that causes a crash. Furthermore, if the cargo
is not adequately secured and comes loose during the trip, the cargo loading
company may be held responsible.
The maintenance company. Sometimes, trucking companies will hire third-party maintenance crews to
provide maintenance for the vehicles. If the maintenance company fails
to provide necessary care for the trucks, or makes serious errors that
lead to mechanical failure, it may be held responsible in court.
Call Our Honolulu Truck Accident Attorneys Today at (808) 510-2120
Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner provides efficient representation to injured
clients. If you have been involved in a commercial truck wreck, ourHonolulu truck accident lawyers will help you file a claim and pursue justice. Don’t let someone
else’s mistakes change your life forever. We will help you seek
the financial relief you need as you recover and move forward.
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