Whenever we are on the road, there is one thing that we feel very unsafe about, and that is trucks. These big vehicles carry loads of items to deliver or supply to someone in factories or stores. These vehicles are the most likely vehicles that cause accidents on the roads, there might be many reasons for this, but the major one is that they need immense space on the road and can sometimes block someone else’s space by rapidly changing the lane and hitting them. In these cases, the victims of these injuries have the full right to hire an attorney and make them fight for you. These attorneys are called truck accident attorney that asks for insurance money from the insured company of the truck owner.
What are the reasons for a truck accident?
There are many reasons for trucks accidents, some of which are:
- Overworked or sleepy truck drivers
- Elevated speed of the truck
- A sudden path changed by the truck driver
- Improper mirror arrangements
- Bad weather conditions
- Distracted truck drivers by radio or cell phone
- Improper mechanical maintenance of the truck
- Poor road conditions
How do truck accident attorneys work?
Truck accident attorneys are the attorneys of the victim injured or killed by the truck or its driver. It depends on the accident’s fault, but in either case, the attorneys ask for insurance money from the truck’s insurance company to cover the expenses of the victim’s injury bills or compensation for the pain or death of the victim.
The attorney can determine whether it is the truck driver’s fault or the victim’s fault by checking the security camera on the road, asking questions to the witnesses, and checking the black box present in the truck that gives information about the prior activities of the truck before the accident, status of wheel integrity, maintenance issues, weight of items that were hauled, and the count of hours of the operation of the truck.
The compensation asked by the attorneys to the truck driver or its insurance company is dependent upon the size of the truck, condition of the driver, injuries of the victim, and considering the fact that it was a mutual mistake.
The types of accidents that can occur by the truck driver are:
- Roll-over accident
- Rear-end collisions
- Under-carriage collisions
- Miscellaneous collisions
The victim’s attorney can ask any question related to the accident from the truck driver and can attain the insurance money if the victim’s injuries are genuine.