Truck accident victims need competent and compassionate representation. When in an accident involving a large truck, such as a box truck or an 18-wheeler, the damage can be extensive. These vehicles are large and they are fast. When they are in the hands of a negligent driver, the consequences for other motorists can be deadly. That is why when such an accident occurs, you need an Oshkosh truck accident lawyer representing you so you can hold the negligent truck driver accountable.
At the Harnitz Law Office, LLC, we understand what you may be facing. We want to use the understanding of the lengthy recovering and complications to build a strong personal injury case for you. We want to use our knowledge of state and federal trucking laws and regulations to show how many issues were occurring at the time of the accident so that you can recover compensation through settlement or verdict.
Holding All Involved Parties Accountable
While it may be easy to say the truck driver was the one that was negligent, multiple parties can be liable for the accident. For instance, the truck driver may not have properly maintained their truck causing them to not find the defective mechanical part that was responsible for the accident. However, the part shouldn’t have been defective in the first place. This means that you could hold the driver and the manufacturer of the part accountable. Here is a rundown of the parties that can be named in a truck accident claim;
- The truck driver – Human error is common in truck accident cases. The driver may have been doing something they shouldn’t have as they were driving, such as texting. Perhaps the driver didn’t take the appropriate breaks and they were driving fatigued.
- Manufacturers – The manufacturers of faulty parts, such as brakes and tires, can be held accountable if the defect caused the accident.
- Trucking company – If a trucking company employs someone who shouldn’t be behind the wheel of the truck, imposes hours that are too long, or they violate a state or federal regulation, they could be held accountable.
- Truck loaders – Trucks can carry goods in large quantities, so it is important to ensure their loads are not too heavy and that they are properly secured before the truck begins moving. Failure of the loader to properly secure the load or ensure it isn’t too heavy can result in a devastating accident. Any shift in the load can cause a truck driver to lose control or the truck can fall over.
Representation You Can Trust
Regardless of what caused your accident, your case is unique. With the representation of an Oshkosh truck accident lawyer who has a track record of recovering compensation for truck accident victims, you can have the peace of mind that your case is in good hands. We will work to negotiate a meaningful settlement that will help you with your unexpected expenses, but will go to trial if a settlement isn’t reached and you wish to pursue the negligent party in court. We are there for you every step of the way.
Contact An Oshkosh Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents can be very serious simply because the vehicles are much larger than most others on the road. These accidents can be the result of driver error, mechanical defects, heavy loads, and a number of other factors. If you have been injured in a truck accident due to no fault of your own, the Harnitz Law Office, LLC. To learn more about your rights and options, call today at 920-456-9933 to request a free consultation.