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Truck Accidents Caused By Distracted Drivers

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Have you, or a loved one, been injured in an 18-wheeler truck accident caused by a distracted truck driver? The fault may be deemed truck driver negligence or truck company negligence. Either way, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can help you fight the insurance companies and get the compensation you deserve for your loss and damages.

Distracted Truck Driver Negligence

Truck accident lawsuits are based upon the assumption that negligence occurred. In the case of a distracted truck driver, many factors could have led to the truck driver’s negligence such as:

  • the use of drugs or alcohol;
  • an improperly maintained vehicle;
  • an obstacle in the road;
  • lack of visibility; or
  • fatigue;

If the trucking company followed proper legal standards, then the truck driver may be at fault. With the proper minimum coverage, the insurance company may take the brunt of the legal ramifications. However, it may be neglect on the part of the trucking company which led to these conditions, in which case they too may be held liable.

Truck Company Negligence

The death or injury of a loved one involved in an 18-wheeler accident caused by a distracted truck driver may have been due to the negligence of the trucking company. If the truck company failed to uphold any of the following regulations, your personal injury attorney can file the truck accident lawsuit against the trucking company:

  • Routine testing of truck drivers for drugs and alcohol;
  • Routine safety testing for vehicles and truck drivers;
  • Safety training programs for truck drivers;
  • Adherence to the mandatory hours of service for truck drivers;
  • Truck inspections for lamps, mirrors and reflectors;
  • Proper licensing for all truck drivers; and
  • Minimum insurance requirements for truck drivers.

If you, or a loved one, have sustained serious injuries in a truck accident caused by a distracted driver, take action! Medical and funeral expenses cause huge financial burdens. Contact one of our experienced truck accident lawyers at Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. to discuss your options. Call toll free at 800 - 773 - 6770!

The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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