Car accidents involving collisions with a truck can be very serious. A car and its occupants are no match for a commercial truck carrying a heavy load.
If you are involved in an accident with a truck, investigators will try to determine what caused the accident.
Was it the trucker? Was he or she driving recklessly, impaired, fatigued or distracted? Or could it have been the third-party loading company whose lack of safety oversight created a hazardous driving situation? Perhaps the trucking company itself had a hand in the events leading up to the accident. Investigators start by looking at what caused a truck accident so they can move to establish fault, which may lead to more than one party.
Everything from a truck’s black box, driving and maintenance logs and load information are examined following a truck accident. Investigators also follow-up on driver intoxication tests and look at the driver’s credentials such as training certificates, licenses held, and employment history.
To ensure the injured party gets maximum compensation for their injuries, attorneys and their investigative team will pursue not just one at-fault party – but all parties at fault in your accident to ensure that you are covered if you are hurt due to another’s negligence.
Following an accident you may be owed damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of employment, death of a loved one, short-term and long-term disability, traumatic brain injury (TBI), loss of a limb or other compensable damages depending on the unique circumstances of your case.
If you or a loved one is injured in a automobile accident involving a commercial truck, it is important to work with an experienced truck accident lawyer who understands the investigative process involved when there is more than one party who may be at fault. Contact the Des Moines, Iowa truck accident lawyers of John T. Hemminger for help if you have been hurt in an Iowa car and truck collision.
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