Rear-ended by a truck driver; who is at fault?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Jun 2012
- Auto Accident,
Automobile accidents may create some confusion as to who is at fault, especially for the vehicle that rear ends another vehicle. This is true even if you have been rear-ended by a truck driver. If you have been rear-ended by a truck, it is in your best interest to consult with a Rahway injury attorney who will fight for your rights and get you the justice that you deserve.
Truck drivers are required to use extreme care
Under the law, the driver of a semi trailer or other commercial truck is obligated to exercise extreme care to avoid a rear end collision. In proving negligence of the truck driver, your Rahway injury attorney will look for certain important evidence, such as speeding or driving too fast given the condition, any distractions, and/or driving too close to your vehicle preceding the accident.
Truck drivers are subject to special rules
In some rear end accident cases, there is even a presumption of negligence under the law, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Although the same laws of negligence apply to all personal injury cases, there are special Vehicle Code sections that specifically apply to commercial truck drivers. Truck drivers also have special licensing and training requirements, which generally make truck accidents harder to defend and easier for the plaintiffs to win. As such, it is imperative for you to be represented by a Rahway injury attorney who has expert knowledge in regarding these special laws that applicable to truck drivers.
For a complimentary consultation with a Rahway injury attorney, please contact Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404, or submit the short intake form below. Dan is familiar with the special rules that govern truck drivers and truck accidents and can use them to help get you the best possible settlement.