How is fault determined in a truck accident? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

In order to determine who is at fault in a truck accident, a Virginia truck accident attorney will use several tools in order to determine liability. Your attorney will conduct an investigation of the crash site, interview eyewitnesses, and use the information contained in the police report. A Va. truck accident attorney will also investigate both the truck driver and the trucking company they work for, check to see what type of driving record the driver had, what type of experience and training they had, how many hours the driver had been working in the days leading up to the crash, and what type of maintenance schedule was conducted on the truck involved in the crash.

Both the truck driver and the company can be held liable for the crash, depending on the accident circumstances. Other possible negligent parties include the freight company who loaded the truck and truck manufacturing companies if the accident was caused by a defective part.