How to Determine Who is at fault in an 18 Wheeler Accident

Determining who is responsible for an 18 wheeler accident can be a complex process that requires a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident. Here are some steps that can help you determine who may be liable for your damages:

Review the Police Report

The police report is a critical piece of evidence in determining liability for an 18 wheeler accident. The report will typically include information about the cause of the accident, the parties involved, and any witnesses. Reviewing the police report can help you get a better understanding of what happened and who may be at fault.

Consider the Commercial Truck Driver

Commercial truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and follow all traffic laws. If the driver was speeding, driving under the influence, or engaging in other reckless behavior at the time of the accident, they may be held liable for any resulting damages.

Consider the 18 wheeler Company

In some cases, the 18 wheeler company may be held responsible for an accident if it can be shown that they were negligent in hiring, training, or supervising their drivers. Additionally, if the truck was poorly maintained or overloaded, the company may be held liable for any resulting damages.

Consider Other Parties

In some cases, other parties may also be responsible for an 18 wheeler accident. For example, if the accident was caused by a defective part on the truck, the manufacturer of that part may be held liable. Likewise, if the accident was caused by poor road conditions, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road may be held responsible.

In conclusion, determining liability for an 18 wheeler accident can be a complex process that requires a thorough investigation. By reviewing the police report, considering the actions of the commercial truck driver and company, and considering other potential factors, you can better understand who may be responsible for your damages and take appropriate legal action.

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