Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
A wide variety of factors can contribute to tractor-trailer accidents. They range from the way the truck is maintained, to the way the driver operates the truck, to the size of the load and how cargo is secured. , lack of driver training, and use of drugs or alcohol also cause accidents, as can violations of . Some accidents can even be caused by highway defects.
Figuring out what caused an accident and who is at fault are the keys to successfully resolving your trucking-accident claim. At Scott W. Schiff & Associates in Columbus, Ohio, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to ferreting out this critical information.
Scott and our attorneys put a variety of tools and resources to work to investigate your case, including the expertise of our in-house former highway patrol officer. We often use professional accident reconstructionists, and we are highly skilled in all legal channels for obtaining the driver´s logbook, the truck´s black box, and the truck´s satellite system, if one exists.
Each of these elements provides pieces to the puzzle, and together they help us determine how exactly an accident happened and who is responsible. Many parties or organizations can be held liable for a tractor-trailer accident, including the truck driver, tractor owner, trailer owner, maintenance shop, or a warehouse that loaded the goods.
Our proven ability to determine the causes of tractor-trailer accidents and to identify the legally responsible parties has led to our clients deserve. Contact Scott W. Schiff & Associates today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation, and see how we can help resolve your case.