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Possible steps to take after a truck accident

Getting in any type of automobile accident could impact the lives of those involved, no matter the severity of the crash. With regards to truck accidents, even a slow speed collision could severely damage a car and seriously injure a driver or passenger. Our firm understands that these large vehicles, such as a tractor-trailer or semi-truck frequent the roadways across the state of Iowa, and if a truck driver fails to drive uphold the standard duty of care while driving, they could cause a truck accident. This often leaves victims injured and incurring significant financial hardships while they recover and address the losses and damages caused by the truck crash.

When a truck accident occurs, the truck driver might not be the only accountable or liable actor in the accident. In some cases, the trucking company and even the truck owner could also face liability in the event of a truck accident.

Whether the driver was speeding, fatigued or negligent, these factors could prove the negligence of the truck driver. If the truck wasn't properly maintained, was loaded improperly or has defective parts, the trucking company or truck owner could face liability. Moreover, the truck company could be found negligent if they did not go through the appropriate process when hiring the driver involved in the truck accident.

Those involved in a truck accident should be aware of their rights and options regarding legal remedies. Full and proper investigation of the crash could help the victim prove liability, which could help them in a personal injury claim. At Galligan & Reid, P.C., our overview could help outline the process available to truck accident victims. This helps ensure that victims take the time to understand their rights in the situation, and provide them with option to seek compensation for the losses caused by the truck crash.

Source: For more information, please visit our Des Moines Trucking Accidents Lawyer page.

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