The logistics industry performs a critical function for society, and the trucker acts as the lifeblood of the whole system. But as important as trucks can be, they also have the potential to cause a lot of individual damage to fellow motorists. Tractor trailers are large, complicated and heavy pieces of machinery moving at high speed down the highway. When the trucker makes a mistake, or when the truck encounters certain environmental issues, the ensuing accident can cause an incredible amount of damage for both the trucker and any other victims.
Truck accidents often result in incredibly expensive and intensive medical care for the victims, as well as long recovery processes and potential life-changing conditions that a victim may have to deal with for the rest of their lives. And because trucks have the backing of large corporations and insurance companies, the trucking company’s defense will try to minimize the payout as much as possible.
If you or a family member or loved one has suffered in a trucking accident, you might not have the energy or experience to fight back against these large corporations. The team at The Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC understand and can bring their vast experience and knowledge to your case.
What Causes a Trucking Accident
Because of the size and complexity of handling a truck or big rig, a whole multitude of issues can cause disaster for the victims involved. Possible causes of a truck accident include:
- Fatigue for the truck driver caused by long hours and long distances
- Vision impairments caused by driving at night
- Exceeding the speed limit or performing other reckless forms of aggressive driving
- Failure to obey traffic laws and follow posted signage
- Poor training or lack of experience for the driver
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or other drugs
- Driving through poor weather conditions such as excessive rain, snow or ice
- Malfunctioning parts or equipment caused by irregular inspections and maintenance of the rig.
Any single failure by the driver or the rig can cause irreparable harm to the victims involved.
Fighting for You
Since trucking is a complicated business, many potential parties might be liable for damages during a trucking accident. That includes the trucking company, the truck driver, the equipment manufacturer, a government entity responsible for the road and even other motorists who may have caused the accident in the first place. All of these entities will do their best to protect their own interests, often at the detriment of the innocent victims.
The Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC know exactly how to fight back. Our highly experienced and qualified attorneys will help collect the necessary evidence and build a case to help get you the sort of compensation you or your loved one will need to recover as best as possible.
Our offices are open during regular business hours but can also accommodate an evening or weekend meeting. Contact us right away to schedule your free consultation.