Whose Fault Is a Truck Driving Accident?
It is usually straightforward to determine fault in a regular auto accident. There is evidence that one driver acted carelessly or recklessly and is responsible for the damage. For a truck accident, particularly one involving an employer who owns the truck, further investigation is required to determine fault. We may look at the following factors when determining fault:
- Did the truck have any defects? Was the manufacturer at fault?
- Did the truck receive any faulty repairs?
- Did the driver act negligently?
- Is anyone else liable for the accident? (an employer who didn’t have the correct maintenance done, for example)
This kind of investigation can be costly and time-consuming, but the experienced Harrisburg truck accident lawyers at Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer will be able to ascertain if you have a valid case against another driver.
Protecting You From Severe Traffic Penalties
If you have been charged and convicted for at least 2 traffic-related offenses within a period of 3 years, your license for driving a commercial truck or vehicle can be suspended. The length of time for your suspension depends greatly on the number of violations or the severity of the violations. In addition to a license suspension, however, you can also face steep insurance costs, even if the situation was not your fault. This is why it is so important to begin building your case as soon as possible.
Avoiding the Harmful Consequences of Commercial Truck Charges
Incidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles can be dangerous, and it is understandable that the law would want to protect drivers from harm. The problem is that in many cases, a truck driver is not the primary one at fault in these kinds of situations, yet commercial drivers are often forced to take the full blame. Losing your commercial driver license would not just be inconvenient but could strip you of your ability to financially provide for yourself and your family. Take action now by reaching out to our Cumberland County commercial truck driver lawyers.
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