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How do you prove fault following a truck accident?

Large trucks serve an important role in society. Commercial trucks provide a wide range of services, one of them being transporting goods across the nation. Because semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks are heavily relied on to complete deliveries, the roadways are often filled with these massive vehicles. Although truck drivers must operate under federal trucking regulations, the unfortunate reality is that negligent truck drivers and trucking companies are the cause of many truck accidents.

How do you prove fault following a truck accident? To begin, one should understand who could be held liable following a truck crash. In some cases, fault is not just limited to the truck driver. It is possible for a victim to hold a trucking company, contractors, employers and even insurance companies liable.

No matter what parties an injured victim believes are responsible, there are three things that must be proven. First, that the victim was owed a duty by the negligent party to act reasonable under the circumstances. Next, that the negligent party breached this duty. And third, that the negligent party's breach of this duty was the cause of the injury and damages suffered by the victim.

The aftermath of a truck accident can be gruesome. The massive size of these vehicles can cause severe damage even in a slow moving crash. Thus, truck accident victims should take their time to explore their options when it comes to filing a personal injury action. A personal injury claim could help an injured victim recover compensation for the losses and damages they suffered.

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