Kentucky truck accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if not for certain actions taken by both the truck driver and the trucking company. Determining fault in an accident like this can be difficult, especially when insurance companies and truck companies’ attorneys get involved, but proving liability (fault) is necessary is any type of accident or injury claim. Knowing who’s at fault for the accident can also help bring a victim and their family closure regarding the crash, why it occurred, and if legal actions can be taken.
To establish liability after a truck accident, it’s imperative to find which party is at fault. In the event that you are a victim of a truck crash, either the trucker or the trucking company may be blame for your misfortune.
When the trucker is at fault.
The trucker may be at fault for a variety of reasons. If you are hit by a truck that went through a stop sign or are rear-ended, the truck driver may be held accountable. This is especially true if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or other substances. A truck driver can also be found to be at fault if they were fatigued because they chose to forgo sleep in order to travel further.