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Holding a truck driver or truck company liable after a crash

It is an unfortunate reality that accidents occur daily on Iowa roadways. While some of these collisions are minor and involve little to no damages or injuries, other are very serious, impacting numerous drivers and passengers on the roadway. One type of accident that frequently causes a large accident site is a truck crash. Although large vehicles such as semi-trucks are beneficial for commerce in Iowa and states across the nation, these vehicles can be the culprit of a serious and even fatal collision.

Liability of an unqualified truck driver in a truck accident

Just like drivers of automobiles in Iowa and other states in the nation must pass a written test and a driving test to obtain a driver's license, drivers of commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks must also pass tests to get a commercial vehicle license. In fact, drivers have more strict guidelines to meet in order to operate a commercial motor vehicle, and if an unqualified truck driver is hired or continues to operate a large truck, this could create serious risk and dangers on the roadway. Moreover, this could help establish liability for a truck accident.

Drivers must comply with federal trucking regulations

It occurs everyday. Residents in Iowa encounter large trucks on the roadway. Semi-trucks are considered very beneficial to society and commerce in the nation. They help transport goods across a state, several states and even across the entire nation. Despite the many benefits these large motor vehicles provide, there are several risks and dangers. In some cases, truck drivers are pressured to make timely deliveries to a long-distance destination, leading to long hours behind the wheel of a truck.

What parties may be liable after a truck accident?

Being involved in any type of traffic accident could affect victim's lives for many years to come. Because of the size and weight of big commercial vehicles, truck accidents are particularly prone to causing catastrophic, permanent injuries. Following a truck crash, it is important that Iowa victims understand how to address the situation and hold the party at fault liable for the damages and losses they caused in the crash.

4-year-old girl injured after semitrailer strikes Jeep in Iowa

Tragedy could happen at anytime on any roadway. A car accident is a sudden event that could significantly alter the lives of those involved as well as their loved ones. When a driver fails to uphold the standard duty of care, they could cause a collision that could leave the victims seriously injured or even dead. This makes it especially important to understand the cause of the crash so the party at fault could be held liable for their negligence.

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.

What are the off-duty requirements for truck drivers in Iowa?

Drivers in Iowa often encounter large trucks on the roadways. These are also vehicles that are often spotted traveling on the road at all hours of the day and night. Semi-trucks are frequently used to transport large shipments or deliveries long distances, causing them to travel at various times throughout the day and night. With the growing concern for truck driver fatigue, many question the requirements regarding their hours of service and off duty time.

Addressing the high rate of fatal truck crashes in Iowa

The trucking industry is important to residents across the nation. Drivers in Iowa will often cross paths with several large trucks while traveling on various roadways during their daily commutes. These massive vehicles are responsible for making large shipments across the city, state, region or nation. Although very useful and heavily relied upon, trucks could be the source of a serious or even fatal collision on the roadways. Tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are not as easy to maneuver like other vehicles. Furthermore, they have large blind spots. When a driver is negligent or fatigued, this could cause driver error and a truck crash could occur.

Car collides with semi-truck killing 1 and injuring another

Distracted driving is a growing concern for drivers. Iowa residents understand that the simple task of texting or even talking on the phone while driving could be very dangerous. When drivers are not properly paying attention the road, they might move into another lane or travel too close to the vehicle ahead of them. Either of these could lead to a serious accident that could result in serious injuries or even death.

Truck rear-ends pick-up truck; one seriously injured

A lot goes through a driver's head while they are stuck in traffic. At times they may be frustrated because they are running late in stop-and-go heavy traffic. When this occurs, a driver might not be as attentive as they should be. Furthermore, they might be following too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. In these instances, a distracted driver could cause a collision that could result in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damages.

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