Distracted driving is a problem for drivers of various vehicles on the roadways. While the impact of distracted drivers who are driving personal vehicles is considerable, the impact of distracted truckers who are operating large tractor-trailers is even greater. We understand that your life was likely dramatically impacted when a commercial driver struck your vehicle.
Think about the size differences between your vehicle and a garbage truck, bus, delivery truck, big rig or tanker truck. That size difference, along with the weight difference, is great. These differences mean that the larger commercial vehicle can cause significant damage to your car. While your car provides some protection, it might not be that great in an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
If you were struck by a distracted trucker, finding out what distracted the driver might play an important part in your claim for compensation. We can help you to investigate the accident so that you can try to find out what single factor, or multiple factors, actually caused the accident.
The cause of the accident is also important because it can sometimes lead you to discover additional defendants. These might include the trucking company if there were policies in place that caused the trucker to drive in an unsafe manner to meet deadlines. If the cause was something mechanical, the manufacturer of the component that malfunctioned might be listed as a defendant.
Your injuries in the trucking accident shouldn’t go uncompensated. Instead, you can take action to seek out the compensation that you deserve. We can help you every step of the way.