October 7th, 2019| If you were recently involved in a truck accident, getting compensation is likely one of your biggest priorities. That’s because truck accidents often cause serious injuries that can require expensive medical treatments and long periods away from work. But in order to get compensation, you must first prove that another party—or even multiple parties—was negligent. When it comes to truck accidents, one or more parties may contribute to a crash. When you call the California truck accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ll investigate the accident and find out who was at fault. Potentially liable parties include:
- The truck driver—Truck drivers must not only follow state traffic laws, but must also follow federal trucking guidelines as dictated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
- The truck company—Truck companies may overload trucks to increase profits, or they may follow unsafe loading procedures, causing trucks to be unbalanced and unsafe to drive.
- The truck owner—Trucks can rack up hundreds of thousands of miles in just a few years. Truck owners are required to maintain them regularly, and when they fail to do, accidents can occur.
- Another driver—Trucks may be involved in crashes that were caused by other drivers. We’ll review all the facts to find out who was responsible, including other motorists.