Determining which parties are liable after you have been injured in a trucking accident can require a great degree of investigation. While the obvious first place in most instances would be to assign responsibility for the accident to the driver, there are a number of situations where the accident may have been caused by the truck's owner or the driver's employer.
Overscheduled Truck Drivers in Northern Virginia
The owners of trucking companies may put unrealistic demands on their drivers. They may create schedules that they would only be able to comply with by driving too long in a given day. Truck drivers are limited by law as to how much they can drive in a given day. They are limited in this way in order to ensure that they have sufficient rest to allow them to be as alert as possible when they are driving
Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trailers
Other issues that may arise would be when the owner of the truck is responsible for overloading or improperly loading the trailer. Carrying too much weight or carrying a load that shifts while the truck is on the road can cause the truck to react in unpredictable ways that may cause an accident.
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At the law firm of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, our Fairfax attorneys have conducted investigations of truck accidents for decades. We understand what it takes to uncover the true cause of a trucking accident, and we have the skill and experience necessary to be able to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions.
Contact our Northern Virginia Lawyers for Establishing Truck Employer Responsibility
When trucking accidents occur, recovery can depend upon a prompt investigation by your lawyer. If you or a family member has been injured or you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, turn to the experienced Fairfax attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, in Fairfax, Virginia, who will investigate to determine if the accident was caused by owner or employer misconduct. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 877-652-1553, or contact us online. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. We collect no fee unless we secure compensation for you.
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