Facing a commercial truck head-on is a terrifying experience. Knowing that you are helpless to protect yourself and that the driver behind the wheel of the truck might not even know you are there can be traumatizing; and, in the moments that follow, your life can change forever.
Nearly one third of all fatal accidents involving commercial trucks are head-on collisions. Head-on collisions account for more deaths each year than any other type of trucking accident, with an average of nearly two deaths every day nationwide according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In serious and fatal accidents, the drivers and companies that are to blame deserve to be held accountable, and the victims and their families deserve to receive just compensation.
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At Searcy Denney, our attorneys and professional staff are dedicated to helping those who have suffered serious injuries and lost loved ones in commercial trucking accidents. We understand the physical and emotional effects of these accidents, and we have a proven track record of securing just compensation for our clients. Whether you are in the process of recovering from a head-on collision or you are mourning the loss of a family member, we are here for you, and we are ready to make sure the appropriate parties are held fully accountable.
Head-On Trucking Collisions: Who is to Blame?
In head-on collisions involving commercial trucks, there are several parties that can potentially be held responsible for the victims’ losses. When we represent clients in cases involving head-on trucking accidents, we often pursue compensation from parties including:
- Trucking Companies – Trucking companies can be held liable for their own negligence, and they can also be held liable for their drivers’ careless mistakes. Safety violations, truck loading and maintenance issues, distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving and driver errors are all common factors for which trucking companies can be held legally responsible.
- Truck Manufacturers – In many cases, head-on collisions involving large commercial trucks are the result of truck defects. Under the law of products liability, accident victims and their families can recover compensation from truck manufacturers for accidents resulting from defective brakes and other dangerous and defective truck components.
- Shipping Companies – If the truck driver lost control because the truck’s cargo was too heavy or improperly balanced, then the shipping company that loaded the cargo could be deemed at fault in the accident.
With our extensive experience in commercial truck accident litigation, we can assess the evidence in your case to determine which company (or companies) are responsible for your losses. Once we determine who is to blame, we will work diligently – and take your case to court if necessary – to make sure you receive just compensation.
Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer at Searcy Denney
If you would like to speak with an experienced commercial truck accident lawyer about your case, feel free to contact us for a complimentary initial consultation. To schedule an appointment in Tallahassee or West Palm Beach, please call (800) 780-8607 or inquire online today.