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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.

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.

Iowa trooper injured in truck accidents

Drivers in Iowa will often encounter large trucks traveling on the various roadways across the state. Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are frequently used to transport large shipments. Whether they are traveling a short or long distance, these massive vehicles could pose dangers and risks on the roadway. If a driver is not fully attentive or fails to utilize their mirrors and signals, they could collide with an unsuspecting driver, cyclist or pedestrian.

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.

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.

Driver injured after garbage truck crashes into vehicle

Whether in route to work or driving a vehicle for work, drivers in Iowa should be aware of all the potential risks and dangers that are present on the roadway. Even if a driver practices safe driving, a negligent or distracted driver could be the cause of an accident resulting in serious injuries, severe damages and even fatalities. A driver who speeds, fails to yield to other drivers, ignores traffic signs or signals, travels too closely to other vehicles or texts while driving could be the cause of an accident that alters the life of several people.

Two Iowa drivers injured after truck accident

Residents of Iowa understand that traffic can occur at any time. Whether it is during the day, evening or on a weekday or weekend; heavy traffic and delays can happen on roadways all over the state. During times of heavy traffic, it is important that drivers remain attentive. When a driver is following too closely to the vehicle in front of them or when they text and drive, an accident is likely to happen.

Fatal truck accident claims one life in Rock Rapids, Iowa

Drivers are well aware of the dangers that are present on the roadway, but sometimes these hazards cannot be avoided no matter how much precaution is taken. This is especially true when another driver is negligent and causes an accident. Automobile collisions can cause serious injuries, severe damages, and fatalities.

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