Who Is Responsible for My Boston Truck Accident?
Is the truck driver at fault? It depends on the situation.
Truck Driver Negligence
When a truck driver isn’t driving safely, they can be held responsible for an accident. This includes situations where the driver might have been speeding, not paying attention to the road, or driving while tired. It also covers cases where the driver might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the driver was breaking traffic laws, like running a red light or not signaling when changing lanes, this could also lead to them being at fault.
It’s important to look at the driver’s actions leading up to the accident to determine if they were negligent, and this is something Jim Glaser Law can assist with.
Trucking Company Negligence
The trucking company can also be held responsible, especially if they didn’t do their part to keep the truck safe. This could be because they didn’t maintain the truck properly, leading to issues like brake failure or tire blowouts. Sometimes, companies push their drivers to work long hours without enough rest, which can lead to tired driving. If the company didn’t follow safety regulations or pushed the driver to ignore rules about rest and driving hours, they might be responsible for the accident.
Other Parties at Fault
There are situations where other parties could be at fault in a truck accident. For example, if the company responsible for loading the truck didn’t do it properly, causing the load to shift and lead to an accident, they could be held responsible.
Additionally, if there was an issue with the truck or a part that should have been caught by the manufacturer, the manufacturer of the truck or part could be liable. This includes things like defective brakes or engine problems. Sometimes, responsibility can even fall on local government entities if poor road conditions or inadequate signage contribute to the accident.
In truck accidents, it’s often necessary to look at all the different factors and parties involved to figure out who is responsible. Each party’s actions and responsibilities need to be carefully examined to determine fault and liability.