Why Truck Injury Cases Are Different

Truck accidents may seem similar to car accidents, but legally, they are very different. The investigation that goes into a truck crash can be much more complex and usually involves much more serious injuries and property damage. It can also involve a thorough examination of the truck driver's history. In addition, the way the trucking company operates is often at issue.

At Holzer Edwards, Chartered, we have more than 50 years of combined experience helping individuals recover financially after a trucking accident. We investigate your matter thoroughly and strive to uncover all negligent parties in order to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Contact our law firm online to learn more about how truck accidents differ from other wrecks and what you can do to recover. You may also call a Boise truck injury lawyer at 208-297-7373.

The Main Differences In Trucking Accidents

There are a few major legal differences in truck wrecks as opposed to car crashes. Some of these differences include the fact that you can analyze the truck driver's driving records and that you can possibly pursue claims of negligent entrustment against the trucking company that hired him or her.

In semi-truck cases more than just the driver can be responsible for the injuries he caused. Uncovering the responsible party or parties is essential to filing a claim. However, this is not always an easy task. At Holzer Edwards, Chartered, we thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to determine who is liable for your injuries.

Among the parties legally responsible to provide compensation for your injuries can be:

  • The trucker: In many truck accidents, the truck driver is to blame. A negligent trucker driver who is driving while intoxicated, driving while fatigued, not paying attention or speeding endangers the lives of everyone on the road.
  • The Vehicle manufacturer: In some cases, we have found that the manufacturer of the truck or its parts is responsible. If a component of the truck is manufactured wrong or malfunctions then the product manufacturer may be legally responsible for the injuries.
  • The Trucking company: If the trucking company fails to properly train the driver or allows or encourages unsafe driving practices it might have direct responsibility as well. It may also be to blame if it does not maintain the truck fleet or doe not following drug testing protocol.

The reason for these differences is that the trucking company often owns the semi truck that was involved in your accident. If it allowed a driver with a very poor driving history to operate its dangerous property, it can be held liable. The trucking company can also be held liable if it is requiring or encouraging its drivers to drive more hours than legally allowed. Truckers are required to keep time logs and there are often ways to show they have been falsified with the knowledge of the company.

There are many aspects to trucking cases that must be analyzed, and these issues require the keen eye of an experienced truck accident attorney who has handled these circumstances before. You can rely on our team at Holzer Edwards, Chartered, to protect your rights efficiently.

Learn Why Truck Injury Cases Are Different Today

To learn more about the difference between car and truck accidents in Idaho, do not hesitate to call our law firm today at 208-297-7373. You may also contact us online to speak with a Boise truck accident attorney.

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