How To Determine Liability in a Laredo Trucking Accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately 494,000 crashes involving large trucks were reported to police in 2021, which includes 5,149 fatal crashes and 110,000 injury crashes. Texas consistently ranks among the states with the highest number of truck accidents in this country. In 2021, 832 people died in Texas truck accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

When the truck accident victim dies or is seriously injured, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident. The trucking company often deploys a rapid-response team to protect its interests, making it essential to work with an experienced Laredo, TX truck accident lawyer who can protect your rights and help determine liability.

Common Causes of Texas Truck Accidents

Texas has a booming trucking industry. With oil pipelines and major transportation hubs throughout the country, many trucks traverse our roadways every day, making it more likely that a large truck accident will occur. 

Common causes of truck accidents in Texas include:

An experienced truck accident lawyer can investigate your case to determine the causes that contributed to it.

Who May Be Responsible in a Truck Accident?

One of the factors that makes truck accidents so complicated is that many parties may share in responsibility for the accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, responsible parties may include:

  • Negligent trucking drivers who violated state or federal laws, made mistakes while driving, or drove recklessly
  • Trucking companies that encouraged drivers to drive beyond hours of service rules, hired inexperienced drivers, or failed to maintain their fleet
  • Cargo loading companies who did not properly secure cargo onto the vehicle, resulting in it falling out or shifting during transit
  • Mechanics who performed poor maintenance or failed to spot mechanical issues with the truck
  • Product manufacturers that made defective trucks or parts that failed at a critical moment and contributed to the crash

An experienced truck accident lawyer can determine who is at fault for your accident and gather the evidence necessary to establish their liability. 

Evidence to Prove Fault in a Truck Accident 

Fortunately, there is often significant evidence that can be found in truck accidents. Unfortunately, you may not know how to obtain it. However, an experienced truck accident lawyer can launch an in-depth investigation and use discovery tools and other strategies to obtain critical evidence to prove fault in a truck accident, such as:

  • The truck’s electronic black box
  • Bills of lading
  • Electronic logging devices and logs
  • On-board cameras
  • Weight inspection reports
  • Personnel records
  • Toxicology reports
  • Safety reports
  • Inspection reports

We can also gather evidence to substantiate a claim for maximum compensation by compiling evidence of your damages.

Contact Our Laredo Truck Accident Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation

Do you need to prove who was at fault for your truck accident? Then, call Gonzalez Druker Law Firm at (956) 539-3745 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call. Our trusted trial lawyers have over 45 years of experience. We can get to the bottom of your case to hold the responsible parties accountable for the harm they caused you and your family. Contact us today to get started with your free case review.