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Proving Fault in Truck Accidents

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on October 22, 2013

Proving Fault in Truck AccidentsFor people who have been involved in a major auto accident, the after effects of the collision can be devastating. It can take a long time to put the pieces of a life back in place, especially when a loved one is lost. Because of this, it's important that those involved in serious auto accidents get in touch with skilled personal injury attorneys. Working with diligent litigators means that you will receive the legal help that you need when it is needed the most.

Right now we'd like to look at auto accidents that involve large trucks and commercial vehicles, with a special focus on the idea of proving fault.

About Trucking Accidents

Collisions with large trucks can be especially dangerous, particularly if the other motorist is simply in a commuter vehicle or a motorcycle. Worse, large trucks can pose major dangers to pedestrians, which is a major concern if they lose control on city streets or their load spills.

Since the road is shared space for so many, it's imperative that these motorists be held accountable for negligent actions or their companies be held accountable for negligent business practices. Innocent victims need a voice, and our legal team will help them speak out against negligent behavior.

What does it mean to prove fault?

Proving fault in a trucking accident case is all about determining who acted negligently and hence is responsible for the accident. Another term for this is proving liability or determining liability.

Why This Is Crucial to Your Case

If a truck driver or a trucking company is proved at-fault for an accident, they are required to pay compensation to the accident victim in order to cover various sorts of damages, such as medical bills, property damage, funerary costs, and pain and suffering. The at-fault party may also be made to pay punitive damages, which is punishment for negligent behavior.

Our truck accident attorneys will strive hard to find out what exactly happened at the time of the accident and help you receive compensation.

How Liability Is Determined

Determining liability can be an extremely involved process. It will often be necessary to look through police reports, witness testimonies, physical evidence, medical records, and other documents in order to reconstruct the events of the collision. If there is any video footage or photographic evidence, that needs to be considered as well.

Often, lawyers will turn to their team to help recreate the events of the accident. Sometimes this will involve sophisticated digital modeling, though many times the evidence merely speaks for itself.

What Our Legal Team Will Do for You

The legal process can be very tricky, especially for people who have never been in court before. Our lawyers will use their years of expertise in order to fight on your behalf. It is the goal of our firm to take care of all the legal matters so that clients can focus their energy on healing, grieving, and recovering. Peace of mind is what we offer, and it's more than just a quaint phrase.

Learn More About Auto Accident Lawsuits

For more information about truck accident lawsuits and what our legal team can do for you during your time of legal need, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve justice in court.

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