Meridian Truck Accident Lawyer
Because of their length, weight, and height, a collision with a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or commercial truck can cause significant injuries and damages.
Accidents occur when a truck driver does not adhere to the legal driving and sleeping hours ratio, does not perform the necessary safety checks or disobeys safety regulations.
When a truck accident is caused by the negligence of another, a skilled Meridian truck accident lawyer at Skaug Law can help you win maximum compensation.
Our attorneys can help you hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries and losses.
Speak with one of our diligent personal injury attorneys to have your questions answered and to make the best decision about how to proceed.
Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
In a truck accident case, many parties may be held responsible for your accident and your injuries.
Potential defendants in a truck accident case include:
- The driver of the truck
- Other drivers on the road
- Government entities responsible for maintaining roads
- The trucking company
- Truck manufacturers
- Mechanics who serviced the truck
As per Idaho Code § 6-802 several liability is used in Idaho.
This means if a jury determines more than one defendant bears fault for the accident, they will divide each party’s liability into percentages.
Each defendant is then responsible for their share of damages to the injured plaintiff.
Reasons Accidents Can Occur
Tractor-trailer wrecks occur for many reasons including:
- Driver distraction
- Intoxicated driving
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Equipment failure
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Driver fatigue
Skaug Law attorneys use accident investigator specialists to determine the cause and the parties responsible for the accident.
What if the Injured Plaintiff Bears Fault?
In some truck accident cases, the claimant may bear some responsibility for the accident and injuries.
It is important to speak to a Skaug Law attorney as soon as possible so we can help you fight against claims of shared responsibility and make sure you recover maximum compensation for your situation.
Negligence and Damages in Meridian Truck Accidents
An experienced truck accident lawyer in Meridian at Skaug Law can help you prove the defendant’s negligent actions caused your accident.
To prove negligence, the lawyer can help you prove:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty by failing to act as another reasonable person would.
- The defendant’s actions or inaction caused your accident.
- You sustained injuries and damage because of the defendant’s breach.
When your attorney helps you prove negligence, you can recover compensation for damages such as medical costs, mental anguish, loss of companionship, lost income, as well as pain and suffering.
Contact a Meridian Truck Accident Attorney Today
Many accidents can be avoided if tractor-trailer drivers, the parent company, manufacturers and mechanics follow truck regulations.
A Skaug Law Meridian truck accident lawyer can seek justice on your behalf and receive compensation for your injuries.
If you were a victim of a truck accident, speak to an attorney today to know your legal rights and how to protect them.
There is no cost for your initial consultation with a Skaug Law lawyer.
Call now. Legal specialists are available anytime, 24/7.