We provide our California readers with news updates and advice pertaining
to all types of motor vehicle accidents. Truck accidents, in particular,
can cause a lot of damage. Along with this, those involved in an accident,
especially anybody in a passenger vehicle, can be seriously injured or killed.
If you are involved in a tractor-trailer accident, it is important to know
your legal rights and how to determine who is at fault. It typically takes
a detailed investigation to determine who is at fault in this type of
accident. Here are some of the primary causes of truck accidents:
-- Driver fatigue. It is essential for the investigation to begin right
away, ensuring that key evidence is collected. It is not uncommon for
a trucker to violate laws governing how long they can drive without resting.
-- Negligence. This can pertain to the truck driver and/or the trucking
company. With access to evidence, such as black box data, it is often
times easier to determine fault.
-- Poor maintenance. There are times when a truck accident is caused by
a faulty repair or a lack of maintenance.
-- Trucking laws. All truck drivers must adhere to federal laws concerning
how fast and how long they drive.
As complicated as it may be to determine
fault in a tractor-trailer accident, it is anything but impossible. There are steps that can be taken to pinpoint
the party that caused the accident.
If you want to learn more about determining fault and common causes of
accidents, read the many pages of our website devoted to these topics.