Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Prove Liability with Our Knowledge and Experience
When a commercial truck crashes, it is important to identify
why the accident occurred in order to determine
who is responsible. The truck driver may have been distracted and took his
eyes off the road for a moment, putting some of the responsibility on
his shoulders. In many cases, the air brakes fail to perform at optimal
functionality, placing accountability in the hands of the manufacturer
or the employer who has failed to properly maintain the vehicle.
The compassionate Columbus truck accident lawyers at Rourke and Blumenthal
have spent years investigating
truck accidents. Our team displays a high level of diligence throughout each case to achieve
the best possible results. We always fight for our clients when they have
been wrongfully injured and believe our successful track record of
verdicts and settlements can prove it.
With our 75+ years of combined trial experience, we have won
over $300 million for our clients.
for your best chance at obtaining fair and deserved compensation.
Safety Hazards are Unavoidable with Commercial Trucks
Due to the sheer size of freight trucks, they are considerably more difficult
to handle than the smaller vehicles on today’s roadways. Dangers
that are inherent with the design of such large trailers include:
- Greatly increased stopping distances
- Large blind spots
- Wider turn radiuses
- Susceptible to rollovers – especially in strong winds
Beyond the actual physical dimensions that make tractor trailers particularly
dangerous, human error and
auto defects can easily play a part in truck accidents. Truck drivers regularly work
long hours – sometimes up to 16 in a day – and may consequently
be more susceptible to committing costly mistakes while behind the wheel.
Negligent or careless truckers may increase the chance of truck accidents by:
- Overloading the trailer
- Failing to signal or check blind spots
- Driver fatigue
- Cutting sharp corners
A Columbus Truck Accident Attorney in Your Corner
Even though it is clear how truck drivers and the 18-wheelers they operate
can easily cause
catastrophic accidents, you run the risk of being held liable if you go without representation.
Compiling relevant evidence can be complicated and you are sure to be
met with resistance from the opposing parties. By preparing a sturdy case
with the knowledgeable professionals at Rourke and Blumenthal, you can
hold negligent individuals accountable with confidence.
Let us do the heavy lifting in your truck accident case while you focus
on recovering. Start right now by requesting a free case evaluation.