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Are All Semi Truck Crashes Caused By The Trucker

March 9, 2017

A person who is going to seek compensation for a semi truck crash has a lot to think about. One of the factors that comes into the picture is what caused the crash. This is sometimes easy to determine; however, it can sometimes be a challenge. In some cases, you have to look past the actions of the driver if you are going to determine the cause of the crash.

What are non-driver causes of semi truck accidents?

Equipment failure is one of the causes of a semi truck crash that doesn’t have to do with the trucker. This can occur if any of the components of the truck stops working as intended. For example, a semi truck can slam into traffic if the brakes don’t work properly. In this case, the victim of the crash might look to seek compensation from the component manufacturer or the person or company that put the component on the vehicle.

What are some driver causes of semi truck crashes?

Trucker actions can sometimes lead to crashes. Trucker fatigue, distraction and negligence can lead to accidents. In these cases, the cause of the accident could also determine who is held liable. For example, if the tight deadlines and policies of the trucking company led the trucker to speed or drive fatigued, the company could be held liable for the crash.

Investigating the crash and looking at all of the available evidence can help you to find out what contributed to the accident. This is information that can help you to build your claim for compensation against the liable entities.