Texas truck accident lawyers know that there usually is more than one cause of an 18-wheeler accident. It is usually a truck driver speeding or inattentive to the road ahead. In any case, you can be assured that the insurance carrier for the trucking company will want to try to make the responsible person the victim or some other person or entity.
Sometimes the responsibility lies solely with the truck driver, such as when a driver is following too close or speeding and causing a crash. And other times, the motor carrier and third parties, such as a maintenance company or even a tire manufacturer or the truck itself, may be partially responsible for the accident or the resulting injuries or wrongful death.
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One of the main reasons that victims need to select competent Texas truck accident attorneys is their experience in identifying the cause of the truck accident and ensuring that proper parties are sought to be held accountable. Some examples of potentially responsible parties are:
- Truck Driver
- Truck Company/Motor Carrier
- Maintenance Companies
- Loading Entities
- Manufacturer of the Tractor or Trailer
- Manufacturer of Tires or Components
If you are involved in a Texas truck accident, you must ensure that the evidence is preserved and that an early investigation occurs. Sometimes, the tractor-trailer or big rig must be inspected soon after the accident before being placed back in service or sold for scrap.
Contact one of the preeminent truck accident lawyers in Texas at the Baumgartner Law Firm concerning a truck accident case.