Pickup trucks are the backbone of America’s workforce, used by everyone from landscapers to handymen to construction workers. While not the largest piece of construction equipment on the job site, pickup trucks can have a gross weight between 5,000-12,000 pounds depending on if they are light or heavy-duty vehicles. When pickup trucks are involved in accidents, the results can be serious and devastating.
If you have been injured in a pickup truck accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.
Causes of Commercial Pickup Truck Accidents
Many factors can cause pickup truck accidents on construction job sites. Typically, those that use commercial pickup trucks require no more training than the average driver. However, if an employee is inexperienced in pulling a trailer or hauling heavy loads, this can cause a dangerous situation, including rollovers.
Other causes of commercial pickup truck accidents may include:
- Driver inexperience
- Unfamiliar locations
- Weather conditions
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and/or medication(s)
- Poorly maintained vehicle
- Defective pickup truck design and/or vehicle parts
Determining who is liable for a pickup truck accident can be difficult. Most pickup trucks do not require commercial licenses and in the event of an accident, both the driver of the truck and the person who owns the truck may be liable for the injuries that were caused. An experienced personal injury lawyer can wade through these complexities and help you to determine who may be responsible for your damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.
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