February 15, 2016

Truck Accident Liability: When You Can’t See a Truck, the Driver May Be Liable

If you are involved in an accident in which you crash into a large truck, you may assume that you are automatically to blame. This is not necessary the case, however. If you could not see the truck at the time of the crash, it may have been the truck driver’s fault that the accident occurred. It is important to consult with a car accident lawyer after the accident to help protect your legal rights.

5 Scenarios Where a Truck Driver Is Liable for a Truck Accident Due to Poor Visibility

In what scenarios might a truck driver be to blame for an accident because the truck could not be seen? The following are five examples:

  1. The truck was pulled over, but did not have its emergency indicators on at the time of the crash.
  2. The truck pulled out in front of you so quickly that you did not have time to see it.
  3. The truck was pulled over but the driver did not turn the trailer lights on.
  4. Weather conditions, such as rain or fog, made it impossible for you to be able to see the truck prior to the crash.
  5. The truck driver failed to turn the truck’s headlights or brake lights on while driving the vehicle in the darkness.

After an accident, victims are often left facing substantial financial difficulties due to costly medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. Fortunately, these victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses after an accident. To learn more about pursuing a claim after a crash, we encourage you to contact our experienced car accident attorneys today at 888-357-7661.

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