Causes of Trucking Accidents
It is important to determine the causes of trucking accidents in Arizona. This will help you reach the right parties and witnesses to testify in court. The cause of the accident helps the jury attribute fault among the defendants. The Plaintiff will not have to share any of the responsibility for the accident if the proper preparation and presentation is made to a jury.
Employer Negligence in Arizona
Truck companies may not be following the regulations imposed by the law and may be breaching industry safety standards. As a result, accidents may ensue and injuries to countless victims may occur. The company records and employment handbook can reveal the flaws under which the company may be operating.
This information can be subpoenaed or requested from one of the parties to litigation.
Tucson Injured Drivers
Injured truck drivers may also sue after an accident. While it may seem that the driver should bear all the responsibility for the crash, other factors may have contributed or may have caused the accident altogether. Improper equipment or truck parts may have caused the truck to malfunction, and the truck driver must protect himself from the negligence of others that caused his injuries.
Jackknifing Accidents in Arizona Highways
Jackknifing accidents refers to truck accidents where the bed of the truck spins around and faces backwards. These accidents may be caused by negligent braking, or defective equipment, or equipment malfunction. When a commercial truck jackknifes, its bed will swing across the highway, causing collisions with other vehicles or congesting the freeway.
Trailers should be equipped with anti-jackknifing devises that limit the angle to which a trailer can swing. Victims of jackknifing accidents are entitled to take their injuries to make a claim and to have their case heard by a jury in court. Call us at 520-577-0707 if you have any questions about the causes of trucking accidents and your recourse.