San Diego Truck Accident FAQs
- Who can be held liable for a truck accident?
- What is an hours of service violation?
- What is a commercial truck?
Who can be held liable for a truck accident?
Liability in truck accident cases can be attributed to a number of different parties, depending on the circumstances of the accident. If the accident was caused by neglect or recklessness on the part of the driver, they may be held liable. However, the responsible trucking company can also be held liable if it can be demonstrated that they engaged in dangerous practices. Furthermore, the manufacturer of a truck may also be held liable if the accident was caused or worsened by design or manufacturing issues.
If you would like to know more about who can be held liable for a truck accident, contact the San Diego truck accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today.
What is an hours of service violation?
Because of the considerable safety threat that drowsy driving poses to other motorists (some studies have suggested that it is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving), federal laws mandate a maximum amount of time that commercial truck drivers can operate within a given time period. If a truck driver exceeds this limit, they have committed an hours of service violation and may more easily be held liable for any injuries that may occur as a result.
What is a commercial truck?
In legal terms, truck accidents are typically those that involve large commercial trucks. A commercial truck is one which is used to conduct business, typically to transport commercial goods such as consumer products or industrial machinery. Several different types of trucks are generally considered commercial trucks, including eighteen-wheelers, semi-trailers, tanker trucks, and a few others.
If you would like to know more about commercial trucks and the laws relating to truck accidents, please contact the San Diego truck accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123.
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