Driver error is the most common reason for commercial truck accidents and resulting injuries. However, this does not mean that a driver is at fault every time he or she loses control of a truck or causes a collision. It is always important to identify the correct party in a legal claim who was negligent and, in many instances, a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding a crash may be necessary. An experienced Fayette County truck accident lawyer will know how to investigate your accident and bring a lawsuit against the correct party.
Sometimes, a truck driver may lose control of a big rig due to dangerous road conditions. The following are examples of road conditions that may cause truck accidents:
- Overly worn pavement
- Potholes or large cracks
- Failing to warn of sharp curves or other potential hazards
- Too narrow of lanes
- Failing to correctly mark lanes
- Not having properly timed traffic signals
- Dangerous construction zones without proper warnings
- Failing to provide an adequate shoulder
- Not having adequate barriers where necessary
If an accident occurs because a truck driver encountered a dangerous road condition, the government entity responsible for maintaining that roadway should be held liable for all accident-related losses. Bringing a claim against a government entity has certain legal and procedural complications, so you always want to make sure you have an attorney who understands this type of case.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Determining the exact cause of an accident and all possible liable parties can be complicated following a truck accident. For this reason, you always want to seek representation from a highly experienced truck accident attorney to make sure you receive the maximum recovery you deserve. At Shane Smith Law, we know how to investigate truck accidents to identify all possible responsible parties, including government entities in charge of keeping roads safe. Do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999 for help.