Who is at Fault?
When you have been involved in a truck accident and want to claim damages for your injuries, the first step is to investigate the situation to determine who is at fault. If the trucker is responsible for causing the collision, you have a right to demand financial compensation for everything from your medical expenses and lost income to the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.
Come to The Robert Pahlke Law Group for help. Our Nebraska trucking accident attorneys have more than eight decades of combined experience, and we know where to look for evidence to prove who is at fault for causing a semi-truck accident. We help people who have been hurt in truck accidents in Nebraska and such interstates as I-90, I-80, I-76, and I-25.
ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY ERRORS
A large percentage of trucking accidents are caused by errors on the part of the trucker. Driving an 18-wheeler is a challenging task, whether at highway speeds or maneuvering through city streets, and truck drivers are required to receive extensive training and special licensing. A careful investigation of a truck accident will frequently reveal that the driver was engaged in some type of negligent behavior, such as speeding or following too closely behind another vehicle.
As an example, jackknife accidents frequently occur when the trucker hits the brakes too hard at high speeds, causing the truck trailer to pivot on the hitch and swing around toward the cab. Rollovers are often the result of cornering at high speed. Head-on collisions can commonly be attributed to tired or drunk driving, such as when the trucker swerves into oncoming traffic.
When we represent a truck accident victim, we conduct an exhaustive investigation of the situation to find any and all evidence to prove the cause of the collision. This can include getting a copy of the police accident report and securing testimony from witnesses, as well as subpoenaing the trucking company’s records. By examining the inspection and repair records, it may be possible to demonstrate that the accident was caused by failure to maintain the truck equipment. For example, the truck’s brakes may have degraded to the degree that the driver would not have been able to stop the truck to avoid a rear-end collision.
HURT IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT IN NEBRASKA? WE CAN HELP!
Whether the collision was caused by driver errors or the employer’s negligence, we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to get started on your accident claim – call The Robert Pahlke Law Group at 308-633-4444!