Statistically, a truck driver is less likely to have caused a car accident when compared with a passenger car driver. If you have been in a truck accident, it is important to consider whether another passenger car driver cut in front of the truck or performed another maneuver that resulted in your accident and injuries. If so, they may be the at-fault driver.
The difficulty of proving third-party driver liability
Unfortunately, even if a third-party driver caused your accident, it can be difficult to prove. A nearby driver may even drive away after your collision, claiming they were not part of the accident. Even if they stay, law-enforcement may place the blame on you or on the truck driver – even if the crash was not your fault.
There are many ways to prove a third party was responsible for your accident:
- Witness accounts
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Professional investigation
- Information from the truck’s “black box”
- Video and security camera footage from nearby stores and buildings
In many cases, working with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community can help you get to the bottom of the situation. An attorney usually has a network of investigators and other professionals to help.
For example, your attorney may work with medical consultants who can testify about the extent of your injuries. Your attorney may also work with a professional investigator who can examine all the evidence to find out what happened. Finally, in these cases accident reconstruction experts are sometimes called upon. These professionals can use sophisticated algorithms and computer programs to determine what caused an accident, based on skid marks and other evidence at the scene. This information can be presented in court and in negotiations to show exactly who was responsible for the accident.
Finding all liable parties is important
Finding all liable parties in your case is crucial. If you have suffered a serious injury, your costs may amount to thousands, tens of thousands of dollars, or even more in damages. Finding all liable parties can improve the chances you will get fair compensation to pay for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. This reduces the amount of money you may have to pay out-of-pocket.
In addition, someone who has driven recklessly or negligently and has caused an accident should be held accountable. It is unfair to hold truck drivers or yourself responsible if someone else’s actions led to your accident. If you want justice served in your case, getting answers about your accident is imperative.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. You can visit our offices in Homestead, Hollywood, or Miami or we can visit you in your home, workplace, or hospital room. We may even be able to offer you quick evaluations or advice over the phone. Time is of the essence in trucking accident cases, since evidence can start to be compromised almost right away. As soon as you have been an accident and have been injured, contact our caring attorneys to find out what we can do for you.