Victims that have been injured by a commercial truck could encounter challenges, when seeking fair compensation for their losses.
One big challenge: Dealing with the fact that the driver has been classed as a professional
• All truck drivers are supposed to undergo special training
• All truck drivers are expected to read and absorb the material in a special motor vehicle manual.
By the same token, there are certain rules that apply to the trucking companies, which hire the drivers.
Each of them must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
–Those place a limit on the number of hours that any driver should be on the road, each day.
–Those also require a medical exam for each driver every 2 years.
–In addition, any driver’s utilization of an alcoholic beverage, or some type of drug, before getting behind the steering wheel must be prevented. That should be accomplished by administering a regulation test.
The personal injury lawyer in Edmonton of the victim should consider the possibility that more than on party could be held responsible for the accident. In addition to mistakes by a trucking company, one made by the shipping company might contribute to an accident’s occurrence.
A shipping company should understand what size load to put in any truck. Still, some shipper might place too heavy a load in some truck. Following a fatal crash, any compensation would go to the eligible family members of the decedent.
Potential advantages for victims
Often able to recover from a larger policy, or from more than one policy: There is a long list of those that might be held responsible
–The manufacturer of the truck
–The company that made any part of the truck, one that failed to function properly
–The technician that was overseeing the truck’s inspection, before it was used for carrying a load.
–Some companies lease commercial trucks: Their actions should be investigated.
–If the driver were relying on the performance of a GPS, then those responsible for checking on the functionality of that same device might be held accountable. A driver’s inability to locate a desired address could make that same driver less able to use a proper amount of care, while on the road.
A victim should make an effort to seek out an attorney that would be able to invest more resources into dealing with the victim’s case. If accident had taken place in a no-fault state, then the extent of damages would probably allow the victim to sue the responsible party. In a case where there was more than one responsible party, an attorney should be able to determine which party would have access to the largest collection of funds.