Vehicle accidents occur every day in Wilmington. From local side streets, to highways and even parking lots, accidents are simply a fact of life that can happen anywhere. When an accident involves a semi-truck, though, it is likely to be on a highway where vehicles travel at high rates of speed, or at an intersection where the potential for a head-on or “t-bone” collision is high. Consequently, truck accidents can be severely damaging and victims may have a variety of accident-related expenses.
If an accident victim believes their injuries were caused by negligence in some manner, an experienced truck accident attorney can help uncover the root cause of that negligence. In an 18-wheeler accident, such negligence can take many forms. It may come in the form of an inattentive truck driver who was texting while driving, or a negligent company that hired unqualified drivers, or negligent truck maintenance that caused the truck itself to be dangerous on the road. Negligence may also come in the form of truck driver fatigue, which itself may be due to a negligent driver or a company that urges its drivers to violate laws and regulations.
Why is it so important to discover the true cause of a truck accident? Knowing how and why a truck accident happened is key for the victim. If negligence can be demonstrated effectively, it is more likely that a victim will receive compensation for damages. In addition, in a civil personal injury suit, the defendant may also have lawyers working hard on his or her side to claim that an accident was caused by something other than negligence — they may even blame the victim for the incident.
The attorneys at Murphy & Landon have extensive resources available to investigate the causes of an accident and determine exactly who was at fault and why. Moreover, our skilled personal injury lawyers are also experienced in showing the extent of injuries caused by an accident and how these injuries have affected the victim. For help uncovering the cause of an accident, a victim of truck driver or truck company negligence can contact Murphy & Landon for a consultation. Our website has more information about our firm and about truck accident litigation.