To prove negligence in a truck accident case, you have to conduct an investigation and consider the following issues regarding the truck driver and trucking company:
- Investigate the accident
- Determine the cause of the accident
- alcohol or drugs
- distracted driving
- Was the truck adequately maintained?
- What company performed the maintenance of the truck?
- Was the driver adequately trained?
During the investigation you are looking at the facts and will be honing in on the cause of the accident.
Weight of the Payload and How it was Loaded on the Truck
W also investigate the weight of the payload, bad brakes or failure to otherwise maintain the truck.