Unveiling the Underlying Causes: Understanding Trucking Accident Liability

In the realm of trucking accidents, uncovering the root causes is essential to establishing liability and securing justice for victims. In 2021 alone, according to Forbes, there were 523,796 large truck accidents across the United States. As attorneys who specialize in trucking litigation, it is imperative to delve deep into the leading factors contributing to these incidents. By understanding these common causes, we are able to build robust cases that hold negligent parties accountable and advocate for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients.

Investigating the Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents can result in huge catastrophic injuries and have devastating consequences for all involved. While these incidents may appear straightforward at first glance, the reality is often far more complex. Understanding the primary causes of trucking accidents is essential for attorneys seeking to navigate the intricacies of these cases effectively.

  • Driver Fatigue: Long hours behind the wheel and demanding schedules can lead to driver fatigue, impairing judgment and reaction times. Scrutinize driver logs, electronic logging device (ELD) data, and company policies to identify instances of violations of hours of service regulations.
  • Distracted Driving: In an age of constant connectivity, distractions abound on the road. Whether it’s texting, talking on the phone, or operating onboard technology, distracted driving poses a significant risk. Leverage phone records, witness statements, and onboard camera footage to establish negligence on the part of the driver.
  • Speeding: The pressure to meet tight deadlines can incentivize drivers to exceed speed limits, compromising safety in the process. According to Forbes, around 7% of fatal truck accidents were a result of speeding. Examine data from onboard monitoring systems, witness testimony, and accident reconstruction reports to ascertain whether speeding played a role in the collision.
  • Improper Vehicle Maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance and inspections can result in mechanical failures that contribute to accidents. Conduct thorough investigations into maintenance records, inspection reports, and manufacturer recalls to uncover evidence of negligence on the part of trucking companies or maintenance providers.

Building Strong Cases Through Diligent Investigation and Legal Expertise

Identifying negligence or violations of safety regulations is just the first step in building a compelling case on behalf of trucking accident victims. Attorneys at Turnbull, Holcomb, & LeMoine employ a meticulous approach to investigation, leveraging their legal expertise and resources to uncover crucial evidence and hold responsible parties accountable.

  • Evidence-Based Approach: Make sure to meticulously analyze driver logs, electronic data, maintenance records, and other pertinent information to construct a comprehensive narrative that highlights the negligence or violations that led to the accident.
  • Expert Witness Testimony: Consult with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other relevant experts to provide expert testimony that strengthens the case and supports the client’s claims.
  • Legal Expertise: Leverage in-depth knowledge of trucking regulations, case law, and procedural rules to craft persuasive arguments and navigate the complexities of trucking litigation effectively.

Join Forces with Turnbull, Holcomb, & LeMoine: Your Trusted Partner in Trucking Litigation

At Turnbull, Holcomb, & LeMoine, we recognize and understand the importance of collaboration and partnership in achieving justice for trucking accident victims. We invite other attorneys to join forces with us in advocating for those harmed by negligent trucking companies and drivers. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by trucking accidents. Contact us today to explore partnership opportunities and learn more about how Turnbull, Holcomb, & LeMoine can support you in achieving the Service, Strength, and Results for your clients!