Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC | attorneys at law

Semitruck crashes have many causes

On Behalf of | Aug 16, 2021 | Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Being struck by a semitruck can lead to very serious injuries. Everyone who’s on the roadways with these large vehicles must ensure that they’re driving safely. The truckers must also ensure that they’re following all the proper protocols.

There are many reasons why semitruck crashes occur. Knowing which one or ones are responsible for your crash can help you as you prepare to seek compensation.

Trucker’s actions

A trucker’s actions might lead to the crash. This could be because of things like distractions, fatigue or even drunk driving. In some cases, truckers might be driving longer hours than they’re allowed. Because of the many regulations truckers have to follow, it’s important to know whether they breached any of these.

Trucking company’s policies

Trucking company policies can lead truckers to drive too fast or for too many hours. This can happen because they’re trying to meet unrealistic delivery deadlines. Taking a look at what the trucker was expected to do during may help you determine whether the company shares liability.

Other factors

Sometimes, factors like the weather or other drivers, can lead to semitruck crashes. In these cases, the trucker might not be liable for the damages related to the crash, but others might be. Looking at those factors may help you to determine if you have all the responsible parties named in your claim.

Anyone who’s suffered injuries because of a semitruck crash should seek the compensation they need to recover damages for things like medical bills and other expenses and damages. You can benefit from seeking experienced legal guidance.