The Liability Of Truck Drivers After An Accident
Commercial truck drivers bear a great responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on the road by driving diligently after receiving extensive training. An experienced truck driver is expected to know, for example, how to handle adverse weather conditions or recognize any malfunction or defect in the unit they drive, be able to handle such failure and notify the relevant party.
However, some of them may act recklessly and damage innocent drivers, passengers, property and pedestrians. If your accident and injuries were due to a truck driver’s negligence on the road, call Klest Injury Law Firm in Schaumburg and Chicago to learn about your rights and options.
Proving A Truck Driver Was Negligent On the Road
Some negligent actions by truck drivers include but are not limited to the following:
- Failing to use the truck’s turn signals
- Aggressive driving toward other motorists
- Speeding, ignoring a red light and other traffic signs
- Texting and driving, among other actions classified as distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, a prescribed or illegal substance
- Drowsy driving, as some drivers may choose to work extra hours and disregard the relevant rules and regulations
In order to prove the truck driver was at fault for the accident, the guidance of an experienced and detail-focused lawyer is vital. A personal injury attorney with the necessary resources will consult the required experts to analyze the accident and look for evidence such as the truck driver’s logbook, testimonies and even the driver training records. Trucking companies could also be liable if they failed to provide training or exceeded the allowed driving hours per the federal code.
Throughout more than 30 years, attorney Joe Klest has taken numerous personal injury cases. When you discuss your case with him, he will thoroughly explain your options and possibilities. You pay our fees when we recover your compensation.
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The required procedures and steps to take after an accident could be complicated and complex. Let us help you overcome your present legal concerns and issues. Call 847-595-0387 or fill out this secure online intake form to schedule your case evaluation. We can arrange to meet at the most convenient location for you if you’re unable to come to our offices.