When Is The Truck Driver Responsible?
Truck accidents do not always appear to be straightforward. You may feel certain that someone other than you was at fault, but how do you know for sure if it’s the truck driver, the trucking company or someone else?
At Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, our lawyers have extensive experience fighting for compensation on behalf of truck accident victims. Because we have handled so many claims in Covington and throughout Northern Kentucky, we know where to look for signs of negligence. In our experience, the truck driver and trucking company are almost always partially at fault.
Common Truck Driver Errors
Truck drivers are responsible for operating their vehicles with care. Irresponsible or reckless driving can cause serious accidents and irreversible damage. Some of the most common errors committed by truck drivers include:
- Driving too many consecutive hours
- Driving while impaired or intoxicated
- Texting and driving or otherwise driving while distracted
- Failing to signal or ignoring traffic signs
- Failing to stop within a safe distance of other vehicles
How We Prove Fault
Proving who is at fault in a truck accident takes experience and skill. Unfortunately, those at fault often deny it, so it takes dedication and tenacity to show that a truck driver was responsible for an accident.
At Taliaferro, Carran, Cowherd & Hampton, PLLC, our attorneys know that preparation is the key to success. We scour over every piece of evidence we can find in order to build a strong case on your behalf. We are not afraid to stand up to trucking companies and their insurers in order to achieve a favorable outcome for you.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
After an accident, it is important to act quickly in order to preserve evidence and start building a case. Let us get to work for you. Call us at 859-757-4926 or toll free at 866-959-1943, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.