Truck drivers generally have a very high standard of training, and they have to comply with many regulations here in Virginia and the rest of the United States. Therefore, when a truck accident occurs, it is often seen as likely that there was some external incident that was to blame. However, truck drivers can be at fault for causing accidents even if they are very highly trained.
If you are convinced that a truck accident that you were involved in was the fault of the truck driver, it is important that you have evidence to back up your claim. This will give you a much better possibility of being successful in the case.
Showing what fault was present
In order to show that the truck driver was negligent or reckless, you have to be able to show what behavior the driver exercised. For example, if it can be shown that the driver was looking at their phone or was otherwise distracted at the time the collision occurred, you may be able to successfully show that this distraction caused the crash. You may be able to show through post-collision testing that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Gathering witness accounts from the scene can go a long way toward reconstructing what happened and assigning fault for the crash. If you want to prove that a truck driver was responsible for the collision, it is important that you don’t delay in taking action and in talking to a Virginia attorney who is experienced in helping victims of truck crashes.