The catastrophe caused by a truck accident will require a lot of police investigations and legal interference. Only in this way can the cause of the accident be determined and fault be applied accordingly. This is a much more difficult task than it might first appear, as the truck driver is not always the one to blame, or at least not entirely. Therefore, thorough investigations will need to be conducted in order to determine where the true fault lies. This can be done through recreation of the accident itself, assessment of truck driving records, reviewing logbooks, collecting evidence from the scene and downloading data from EOBRS (electronic on-board recorders).
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Truckers are tasked with a lot of responsibilities, many more than just attentively adhering to the rules of the road. In addition, they are expected to adhere to the hours of operation that have been set forth for them, avoiding exceeding these hours and risking fatigue, conducting thorough inspections of the vehicle prior to driving, accommodating for severe weather conditions and so much more. Any truck driver who fails to properly abide by these conditions could be at fault in an accident that results from such negligent or reckless behaviors.
Sometimes, the fault of an accident lies more with the trucking company that the truck driver. It is a company's responsibility to adopt all new safety plans and laws that pertain to their drivers and trucks. In addition, these companies are expected to conduct thorough background checks during the interview process and ensure that their drivers are never operating a vehicle under the influence of any intoxicating substances. Along with their drivers, companies should also be involved in the inspections of their vehicles before they are driven on the road with other motorists and motorcyclists.
Trucking accidents can be unavoidable when faulty manufacturing is at play. Even when the truck driver and the company for which they work have taken every safety precaution necessary, a truck with fault brakes or defective parts can cause an accident. Under these circumstances, the fault may lie not with the driver, and not with the trucking company, but with the original manufacturer of the vehicle.