How is fault determined in a trucking accident?
Driving trucks is a difficult skill that requires a lot of practice and precision. The driver must have a valid license and adequate training for the use of large commercial vehicles. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in serious accidents where many people can be affected. Usually, the guilt can fall on several parties that can be:
- The truck driver.
- The company where the driver works.
- The maintenance company.
- The company that produces that brand of trucks.
- The passenger.
Due to the high risk of this work, there are many laws that regulate this field to protect both truck drivers and other parties. Some of the regulations are:
- The driver must have a good rest time.
- The weight that the truck can carry must be controlled.
- A strict quality control procedure to keep the truck in top condition.
- Safety procedures for transporting harmful substances.
These regulations exist to reduce the risk of accidents involving trucks. For this reason, these regulations are reinforced with rules that vary from state to state but are generally similar. These rules are:
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
- Never drive under the influence of drugs or harmful substances.
- Follow rest requirements.
- Follow authorized driving times.
- Maintain the truck properly.
- Have a valid license.
- Obey traffic laws and do not use objects or activities that distract you.
If the driver has breached any of these rules or regulations, they can be found guilty in the case. It can also happen that a percentage of the fault lies with the other driver, so according to that percentage, he will be taken guilty and will receive compensation less the percentage of fault that has been awarded.
There are many factors that play an essential role in finding the culprit in these cases. If you have been the victim of this type of accident, we can help you! At Nourmand Legal, we can work on your case to find the best possible solution. We have a team of experts who can guide and advise you in the best way. Call us at (800) 550-9816 to find out about your case.