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There are many potential causes of truck accidents. If you got hurt in such a crash, the reason why matters. It can help a Monmouth County truck accident lawyer prove negligence, and it can also help us determine how many parties should be held liable. Here’s what you should know before pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

What Can Cause Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are often caused by a combination of factors. This can often complicate a personal injury case because it can mean that there are multiple liable parties to sue for damages. Proving the negligence of just one party can be difficult enough. Here are a few things that can help cause a serious accident:

  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • A driver’s use of alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue
  • Poor driver training
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Bad weather
  • Mechanical failure

Determining just what led to your accident and how the safety issue occurred is critical in a case like this.

Who Can Be Sued After Truck Accidents?

If a driver’s error causes the crash, it’s obvious that they should be sued for damages. However, it’s important to think about why they made this mistake. Was this driver tired because they skipped rest breaks? Then they obviously should be held accountable, but if they skipped their rest periods because their employer encouraged them to, then that means that some of the blame needs to be assigned to the driver’s bosses as well.

Every case is different. Our lawyers will closely investigate your case and do everything they can to find out who is to blame for the accident. Liable parties can include:

  • Drivers
  • Truck companies
  • Cargo owners
  • Maintenance companies and mechanics
  • The driver of another vehicle

Can I Sue For Wrongful Death Damages?

If your loved one passed away in an accident with a truck, you may be able to sue for wrongful death damages. These are meant to help cover expenses like burial and funeral costs, but they also help make up for the loss of companionship and the suffering that the loss of your loved one has caused your family. The executor of the deceased’s estate would be the one to file the wrongful death action.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Proving negligence on your own can be difficult enough. If your case seems to have multiple liable parties, that can make matters even more complicated. A lawyer from our firm can negotiate with insurance companies and gather the evidence needed to hold all of the people who contributed to your accident accountable while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Talk to Our Legal Team

When you are ready to learn more about your legal options, contact Falcon Law Firm and ask to schedule a free case consultation. This first meeting is free, but the information you learn could be invaluable.