Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio roadways are overcrowded with commercial motor vehicles/tractor trailers. Some of these vehicles are associated with huge conglomerates, while others are from mom and pop trucking companies. Regardless, a crash with any commercial vehicle can be catastrophic. If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed by a commercial motor vehicle in any of these states, you deserve justice, answers and support.
How does liability work? Truck crashes are more complicated than normal everyday car crashes because of the size of the trucks, the weight of their cargo and the number of variables that can impact the collision. Often, there are several factors that contribute to the crash and multiple parties that can be held liable for your injuries and damages.
These factors can include:
· Driver error, like speeding or loading cargo incorrectly
· Driving longer than the number of hours allowed
· Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
· Faulty truck parts
· Poorly maintained vehicles
· Under-trained or negligent drivers
When you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a devastating truck crash, you need an attorney on your side who understands how to investigate truck wrecks and reveal the exact causes. Otherwise, some of the factors that caused the wreck may go undiscovered and you won’t identify all the liable parties — which means you won’t be able to receive all the compensation you deserve to address your injuries and damages.
Some evidence requires the know-how and experience of an attorney in order to identify and preserve it. For instance, a truck’s “black box,” or driving log, keeps a record of how long a driver was behind the wheel, when they took their breaks and how long they slept. However, trucking companies can legally erase these logs after a certain period of time has passed — unless a lawyer tells them these records are part of an investigation and must be preserved.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a severe crash with any trucking company, the truck driver’s log will likely contain valuable evidence to support your case. It’s in your best interest to contact the knowledgeable truck wreck attorneys at Bordas & Bordas who can help you preserve that evidence before it’s destroyed.
Additionally, it takes an expert attorney to identify other easy-to-miss factors that could have caused the accident that hurt you. Even the simplest mistakes in loading dangerous cargo, like sheet metal, timber, and building materials can make the truck unstable and cause or contribute to a wreck. Having The experienced attorneys at Bordas & Bordas on your side who know how to investigate these details is the best way to protect yourself and your rights.
If you or someone you love is suffering after a truck crash that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for expensive medical bills and damaged property. At Bordas & Bordas, we help recover compensation for victims who suffer when negligent trucking companies cause devastating crashes. We know the trucking industry on a level that very few law firms in the country can match. To learn more about your options after a crash, get in touch with us today. We can speak with you in a confidential, no-risk initial consultation. During your consultation, we’ll listen to your story, answer questions about your case, and offer advice about what to do next.