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Truck accidents are a serious hazard on our roads and highways. Large trucks can cause severe damage to passenger vehicles, and the resulting injuries can be devastating. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced attorney who can fight for you while you focus on making the best possible recovery from injury.

At Kalfus & Nachman, P.C., our Roanoke truck accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life. We can file a personal injury claim on your behalf and handle all communications with the insurance company, so you don't have to.

Contact Kalfus & Nachman, P.C. at (855) 880-8163 to schedule a consultation with our Roanoke truck accident attorneys.

Recovering Compensation in a Truck Accident Case

A truck accident is a collision or incident involving a large commercial truck, often referred to as a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler. These accidents can have serious consequences due to the size and weight of these vehicles, which can result in significant property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.

Truck accidents can occur for various reasons, and they can be broadly categorized into several common types:

  • Rear-End Collisions: These accidents occur when a truck strikes the vehicle in front of it from behind. They often happen due to a truck driver's inability to stop in time, which can result from factors like speeding, distracted driving, or equipment failures.
  • Jackknife Accidents: A jackknife accident happens when a truck's trailer swings outward and forms an acute angle with the cab. This often occurs when the trailer loses traction and skids, potentially causing the truck to fold in on itself.
  • Underride Accidents: An underride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle gets wedged under the rear or side of a truck's trailer. These accidents are extremely dangerous, as they can lead to severe injuries and fatalities for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
  • Rollover Accidents: Trucks are prone to rollovers, especially when they take turns too sharply or travel at high speeds. These accidents can result from a combination of factors, such as driver error, overloading, or improper cargo distribution.
  • Blind Spot Accidents: Trucks have significant blind spots around them, which can make it challenging for truck drivers to see smaller vehicles. Accidents can occur when a truck changes lanes or makes a turn without realizing a vehicle is in its blind spot.
  • Mechanical Failures: Faulty equipment or mechanical failures in the truck, such as brake or steering system malfunctions, can lead to accidents.
  • Wide Turns: Trucks require more space to make turns, and sometimes drivers may not judge the space correctly, causing accidents when they collide with other vehicles or stationary objects.
  • Hazardous Materials Accidents: Trucks carrying hazardous materials pose additional risks. Accidents involving the release of hazardous substances can have far-reaching consequences, including environmental contamination and health hazards.

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

In a truck accident claim, several parties may be held liable, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident.

Here are some of the parties that can potentially be held liable in a truck accident claim:

  • Truck Driver: The most common party held liable in truck accidents is the truck driver. If the driver's negligence or recklessness, such as speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, or violating traffic laws, contributed to the accident, they can be held responsible.
  • Trucking Company: The trucking company that employs the truck driver may also be held liable. If the company failed to properly train the driver, enforce safety regulations, or adequately maintain the vehicle, they could share responsibility for the accident.
  • Truck Owner: In some cases, the truck involved in the accident may be owned by a different entity than the one operating it. If the truck owner failed to maintain the vehicle or ensure it met safety standards, they may be held liable.
  • Cargo Loaders and Shippers: If the accident resulted from improperly loaded or secured cargo, the entities responsible for loading and securing the cargo may be liable. Overloaded or unbalanced cargo can contribute to accidents.
  • Maintenance and Repair Providers: If the accident was caused by mechanical failures or faulty equipment, those responsible for maintaining or repairing the truck may be held liable for negligence in servicing the vehicle.
  • Manufacturers: If a defective truck part or component contributed to the accident, the manufacturer of that part may be held liable. This can include parts like brakes, tires, or other critical components.
  • Government Entities: In some cases, poor road conditions or inadequate road signage can be contributing factors in truck accidents. If the government agency responsible for maintaining the roadways is found negligent, they may share liability.
  • Other Drivers: In multi-vehicle accidents involving a truck, other drivers involved may also share liability if their actions contributed to the collision. For example, a car that abruptly changes lanes in front of a truck may contribute to a rear-end collision.

Determining liability in a truck accident claim often involves a thorough investigation, including collecting evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, vehicle data, and sometimes expert analysis. Liability can also be shared among multiple parties, with each party responsible for a portion of the damages.

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Truck accidents can be extremely serious and can result in life-altering injuries. Kalfus & Nachman, P.C. is ready to protect your rights and best interests from start to finish. We have the experience and resources to hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence and maximize your entitled compensation.

Contact us today at (855) 880-8163 to learn more about your legal options.

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