Proving Truck Driver Negligence
Proving that your injuries were caused as a direct result of a truck driver's actions, or failure to act, can be difficult. There are many factors which must be taken into consideration when proving liability in a truck accident, car accident or other type of personal injury accident. If you suspect any type of truck driver negligence, evidence will need to be collected from various parties including the driver and his or her trucking company. Truck drivers are required to go through advanced training and licensing before they are allowed to get behind the wheel of a truck and transport cargo for a trucking company. There are also numerous safety measures and strict regulations truck drivers must follow to help prevent unnecessary accidents and injuries. Trucking companies are legally responsible for hiring qualified drivers, seeing to it that they are properly trained, completing regular maintenance and inspections on all the vehicles in their fleet, as well as disciplining any instances of reckless or unsafe driving.
Driving at a high rate of speed with poor weather or road conditions constitutes negligence. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without sufficient sleep or rest, and failing to follow the rules of the road are all examples of negligent behavior on the part of a truck driver. If a truck driver's negligent actions cause an accident with injuries, he or she must be held liable.