Large trucks are prone to certain types of accidents. Big commercial vehicles towing a trailer can jackknife causing a dangerous uncontrollable situation. There are a few common causes for jackknifing:
While road conditions may be out of a drivers control, a driver and the driver’s company are responsible to make sure various requirements for safe operation are met. The safe maintenance of equipment, certifications, and driving schedules are only a few of the related issues that the Department of Transportation regulates. A transportation company is required to be in compliance with all regulations. Failing to meet any one of the various laws could be the factor in a trucking accident that proves liability.
An experienced trucking accident injury attorney can make sense of the complicated circumstances surrounding a trucking accident.