Whenever a truck accident happens, police tend to investigate the truck itself and take statements from any witnesses, but one important step in finding out fault in these accidents is investigating the truck driver. An investigation of the driver will likely turn up evidence that would not have been known otherwise. One common finding is that the driver involved in an accident was tired after driving over their legal limit. Driver fatigue is one of the deadliest factors in the trucking industry today. In fact, the current administration implemented even further restrictions on truck drivers so that they do not drive while tired. Another common finding is drivers with poor records or training. While this is not true of all truck drivers on the road, it is true of many of them who get involved in accidents. Either of the following factors could have been the cause of your accident.
Contact a truck accident attorney from our firm for more information on how we can fight against this type of negligence to get you justice.