A traffic accident that involves a commercial truck is often more severe than a collision between passenger vehicles. Because of a commercial truck’s heavyweight and the cargo, it may be carrying, these types of accidents can result in serious injuries or death.

Because several parties are involved in the preparation and operation of a commercial truck, these kinds of accident claims can be complex, and determining liability for an accident caused by negligence can be complicated.

For this reason, it is important to know which parties can be held accountable for a commercial truck accident. Henness & Haight’s Las Vegas truck accident attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving commercial vehicles and understand the trucking industry.

Based on the cause of your truck accident, we may be able to hold multiple parties liable for your damages, including:

Truck Drivers

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict requirements for applicants to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), driver error is often the most common cause of truck accidents.

According to the FMCSA, drivers of commercial vehicles are 10 times more likely to cause an accident than weather conditions, road hazards or vehicle maintenance issues.

Situations where driver error can cause a commercial truck accident include:

Failing to Anticipate Upcoming Hazards in the Roadway

Commercial truck drivers are required to be focused on the roadway and should expect changes in upcoming traffic or the road’s condition.

This means commercial truck drivers should remain attentive and aware of any occurrences on the road. If our attorneys discover that a commercial truck driver caused an accident because he or she was distracted, we may be able to hold the driver liable for the damages.