Commercial trucks' mass, size, and speed can cause catastrophic damage in an accident. Hiring a Charleston truck accident attorney is the most beneficial thing you can do after a commercial truck collision.
The legal team at Lesemann & Associates understands that taking action as quickly as possible after an accident will warrant the best results for you and your loved ones. So they'll work with you to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve after an accident.
Like other car accidents, truck accidents are commonly caused by vehicle malfunctions or negligent and distracted driving. However, some truck accidents are more complicated than passenger car accidents. For example, the truck size can make it more challenging for a truck driver to see other vehicles, or stop in a short amount of time, than a standard passenger vehicle driver.
For instance, 18-wheelers have significant blind spots that can prevent drivers from seeing smaller vehicles. Since the entire passenger car can fit inside the blind spot, they are at high risk when the commercial truck makes a turn or switches a lane.
Other causes of truck accidents include:
Sometimes it's not always the fault of the truck driver. For instance, if the truck driver was forced to drive more hours than they should have to deliver a load, it may not be clear who is at fault. For this reason, you need a Charleston truck accident lawyer to help determine who is at fault.
Typically, commercial truck drivers are held liable for truck accidents. If it is determined that the driver was negligent, they will be held responsible for the accident. However, other entities could have contributed to the truck accidents:
It is advisable to stay calm, seek medical attention and call the police to have the accident report filed. If possible, exchange the contact and insurance information with the other driver and gather as much evidence as possible. Contact your Charleston truck accident lawyer for help filing a compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, the lawyers at Lesemann & Associates can offer the support you need to recover compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a confidential case evaluation.