What Are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident with a large truck, who is responsible, and what actually caused the accident are often much more complicated than a traffic accident between two cars.

The Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm have put together this list of common causes of truck accidents to help you understand the relationships between the persons and entities connected to the truck, the trailer, and the load. It may also help determine whether you have a valid claim, and how you could present your case.

There are many possibilities for what may have caused a truck accident, and there are many possibilities for who may be responsible including…

  • The truck’s driver
  • The owner of the truck or trailer
  • The person or company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts that may have contributed to the cause or severity of the accident
  • The shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo in cases involving improper loading.

When an accident does occur, the trucking, hauling, and leasing companies often argue over whose insurance will compensate the victim. For example, the trucking company might claim that the accident was caused by defective brakes. In response, the brake company might then point the finger at the leasing company, claiming that they failed to maintain the brakes in good working order.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, don’t wait to get help. The Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm are familiar with trucking industry guidelines, and we can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.