Imagine that you are driving down the road after work or immediately following a trip that included several errands you needed to run. As you are driving down the highway, you see a truck in the right lane. You are in the center lane, cruising by at a safe speed. But as you come along side the truck, the larger vehicle suddenly starts swaying in a dangerous way, and eventually it comes hurdling over the lane dividers and into your car.
A terrible truck accident has just occurred, and you are injured in the wreck. In the days that follow, you have to worry about your self and your recovery. But in the weeks and months that follow, you consult with an attorney to make sure that your wreck is fully investigated and that the negligent people involved are held responsible.
In these cases, the “negligent person” is usually the truck driver. He or she could have acted in a number of different ways to cause that accident:
- Did the driver fail to get the appropriate amount of sleep or rest before his or her shift?
- Did the driver check the cargo he or she was carrying, making sure it was safely loaded, evenly distributed, and properly secured?
- Did the driver use any intoxicating substances, or was the driver using a cell phone at any point?
- Did the driver perform an unsafe action on the road?
All of these factors are critical in the wake of a truck accident, and you deserve answers.