Who Is At Fault for My Boston Truck Accident?
The only way a Boston truck accident claim can be successful is if your lawyer is able to prove that another party is responsible for causing the accident and your resulting injuries. In order to accomplish this objective, your lawyer will need to take a closer look at the individual details of your case and investigate.
While you are waiting for your lawyer to figure out who is liable for your truck accident, read on to learn more about the most common at-fault parties in Boston truck accidents.
Negligent Truck Drivers
One of the most common reasons truck accidents occur is because the truck driver is driving irresponsibly. There are several ways this can happen, but generally speaking, one of the follow types of driver negligence has occurred:
- Road rage
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Other types of aggressive driving
- Driving while fatigued
Interestingly, in cases where many of these types of negligent driving have occurred, the company employing the truck driver can also be held accountable if they failed to adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations or failed to due their due diligence prior to hiring the truck driver.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
Negligent truck drivers aren’t the only party that could have contributed to your accident, however. In fact, there are many individuals and entities that are responsible for maintaining the truck and otherwise ensuring that it is safe to be on the roads. Some other parties that could be liable for your injuries include:
- Cargo loaders
- The trucking company
- Safety inspectors
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Government and other agencies responsible for road maintenance
- The owner of the truck
The only way to know for sure who is at fault for your Boston truck accident is to have your lawyer open up an investigation into the cause of the accident. This will help to ensure that any and all liable parties are brought to justice for their negligence.
Contact a Boston Truck Accident Lawyer
To learn more about culpability in truck accidents, or for legal help with your lawsuit, get in touch with an experienced Boston truck accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC. You can schedule a free claim review by filling out the quick contact form included below or giving our office a call at 617-742-1170.