Determining fault in a tractor-trailer accident

Determining fault in a tractor-trailer accident

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.

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