Causes of Truck Accidents in Boise, Idaho
Truck accident personal injury claims can be more complicated than typical passenger vehicle injury claims. In a passenger vehicle accident, usually one or both drivers will be at fault. In a truck accident claim, the truck driver may not be the only party at fault. If the driver works for a truck or shipping company, this company could also be held responsible for the accident. If the truck was maintained by another company and the maintenance wasn’t properly performed, this party could be held responsible. Even something like a defective part on a truck could have contributed to your accident. Truck companies are also required to have high limit insurance policies. Yet, insurance adjusters might sometimes push back when victims and families seek big claims. Finally, truck companies are required to abide by strict federal and state trucking laws. These laws govern everything from the hours of service a driver can put in on the road, to required maintenance schedules, to medical requirements for truck drivers, weight limits on the truck, and more. Because all these complicated factors that could play a role after a truck accident and in your truck accident claim, it helps to have a skilled truck accident lawyer in Boise, Idaho on your side if you’ve been hurt. Johnson & Lundgreen are semi-truck accident lawyers in Boise, Idaho who understand trucking laws inside and out. We can help.
Hours of service laws and a violation of these laws is one factor that can play a role in a truck accident claim. When truck drivers fail to take breaks as required by law, catastrophic accidents can happen. Driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous as driving while drunk. Hours of service laws are in place for a reason. A qualified truck accident lawyer in Boise, Idaho at Johnson & Lundgreen can review hours of service logs, or even shipping logs to determine if a truck driver involved in your accident violated these laws.