Helping Ventura County Residents Fight for Fair Compensation
Truck drivers routinely drive hundreds—even thousands—of miles, often without adequate rest and or proper training and supervision. The result is tens of thousands of tired, inexperienced, under-trained drivers operating dangerous vehicles. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle, you are likely entitled to compensation. Get the help of a Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village truck accident lawyer by calling Ercolani Law Group today.Dial (805) 338-6880 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with Ercolani Law Group.
Who Is Liable After a Truck Accident?
In order to file a personal injury claim after a truck accident, it’s important to establish who is liable for the accident. While liability in car accidents is usually fairly straightforward, liability in truck accidents can be complex. One of the reasons for this is that there are several possible parties who can be held liable for an accident, depending on the circumstances of the case. While there can be many other, the three parties usually found liable are:
The truck driver
The truck manufacturer
The trucking company
A truck driver is usually found responsible for an accident if they were engaging in illegal activity, such as driving under the influence at the time of the crash. A truck manufacturer can be held liable if it is discovered that the cause of the crash was due to a defective part or fault of the truck manufacturer. The party most often held accountable for a truck accident, however, is the trucking company. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that trucking companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break laws put in place to regulate truck drivers in an attempt to save their company money. Since these regulations are put in place for the safety of other motorists, breaking them leads to a higher risk of accidents.
Hold Trucking Companies Responsible
When trucking accidents result in serious injury or death, you can rest assured the at-fault company will stop at nothing to avoid having to pay a settlement. Because these trucks are usually driven to deliver goods for companies, their commercial insurers will aggressively defend their drivers and shift the blame to minimize any losses. No matter the kind of commercial vehicle, Ercolani Law Group stands with our clients to help them obtain the compensation they are owed.We handle commercial vehicle cases involving:
Even in cases where the driver was responsible, large fleets of heavy equipment are sometimes improperly maintained, causing serious accidents that cause extensive damage. Tire blowouts or improperly secured loads can cause severe harm to other drivers on the road. When these kinds of accidents occur, get the help of a Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village truck accident lawyer who is familiar with the legal strategies of these trucking companies.
Accident victims need to fight for their rights even more aggressively than the trucking companies who will defend against the claim. The attorneys at Ercolani Law Group have over a decade of experience representing truck collision victims. We pride ourselves on maintaining the best resources to thoroughly gather all information about each accident including the driver, truck, and trucking company. When necessary, we hire qualified experts to ensure our clients obtain the recovery they deserve.