Accidents with commercial trucks can turn deadly quickly, especially when they occur at high speeds. There are thousands of accidents on the road involving commercial trucks every year, with many leading to deaths and injuries of varying severity.
What recourse do victims of trucking accidents have to recover compensation for their injuries
and losses? This depends, in part, on the cause of their accident. In most cases, though, people who have been injured in an accident caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver can file a personal injury claim against the driver’s company under the principle of vicarious liability, which states that the actions of an employee are, in essence, the same as the employer. Thus, an employer is responsible for accidents caused by its employees in the scope of their work.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common causes of trucking accidents in the United States:
For more information about the most common causes of trucking accidents in the United States and the steps you should take to recover compensation in your case, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer at Mark Artall, APLC.