Houston Car Accident Lawyers
A new lawsuit has been filed alleging reckless behavior on the part of a Schneider truck driver. According to the lawsuit, an accident occurred on March 10, 2017 in which a Schneider truck driver crashed into the plaintiff’s motor vehicle on I-87 in the state of New York.
The plaintiff in that accident alleges that the injuries he sustained, including fractures and beyond, are the fault of the Schneider truck driver who was responsible for the accident.
Who’s Liable for Semi-Truck Accident Injuries?
The accident in question involved the rear-ending of the plaintiff’s stationary vehicle. In cases involving allegations against a driver of a truck, the carelessness of the truck driver may be alleged in a lawsuit. However, a prompt investigation conducted by an experienced lawyer or other accident reconstruction specialist may reveal that other parties could be held liable for the injuries caused.
The employer of the truck driver could be held responsible, for example, for failing to properly train that employee or to conduct regular maintenance on the truck.
A maker of a defective part on the truck could also be held responsible for the injuries sustained by a plaintiff.
As with the case in this nighttime Schneider truck driver accident, the issues involved can be extremely complex and may lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Some of the most common causes of truck driving accidents include drunk driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving. When navigating unfamiliar or smaller streets, accidents involving these large commercial trucks may be more likely.
Dangers of Commercial Truck Accidents
As the holidays draw closer and it becomes one of the busiest shipping times of the year, more commercial trucks are expected to be on the road. A hurry to meet deadlines and greater traffic because of the holidays can put anyone at risk of a serious accident.
Truck drivers often experience pressure from employers to deliver quickly and maximize their time on the road, but when this causes dangerous or illegal behavior on the part of the driver and an accident happens, the victim may have to file a legal claim to recover compensation.
Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, as was the case with the Schneider truck driver accident mentioned above, the injuries sustained may be severe. A fully loaded commercial truck, for example, may weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. at the time of impact.
When other factors such as recklessness, loss of control of the vehicle, carrying of hazardous materials or high speed are involved, the injuries sustained in an accident may be even more critical.
Were you involved in an accident with a Schneider truck driver or an employee of any other company? If you believe the driver is at fault for the injuries you sustained, you may have grounds for a legal claim.
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