Rochester Truck Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Victims of Serious Commercial Vehicle Crashes in Buffalo & Beyond
The massive weight, size, and momentum of 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tankers, and other commercial vehicles make for catastrophic accidents when these vehicles collide with other, smaller vehicles on the road. When these accidents occur, it is the occupants of the other vehicles who tend to suffer the more severe, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries.
At Faraci Lange, LLP, we have been handling truck accident cases since our inception in 1968. Our extensive experience in this area of law allows us to navigate the process on behalf of our clients so that they can focus on healing. We understand the immense, far-reaching impact truck accidents have on victims and their families; our goal is to recover the maximum compensation you are owed for all of your current and future losses.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Like any other motor vehicle accident, truck accidents have a variety of causes. Most often, they are caused by truck driver negligence, though they can also result from the negligent practices of the trucking company.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- Poor truck maintenance
- Hours-of-service violations/forged logs
- Defective equipment or truck parts
- Improperly loaded/overloaded trucks
- Dangerous weather or road conditions
- Lack of driver training
- Speeding and other reckless driving behavior
- Traffic law violations
- Negligent hiring practices
- Failure to conduct driver background checks
Who is At Fault in My Truck Accident?
As mentioned above, there are numerous parties that can be responsible in a truck accident. Even in cases in which a truck driver is ostensibly at fault for an accident, the trucking company may be legally liable under respondeat superior laws, which states that employers are generally liable for the actions of their employees while those employees are working—with some exceptions.
Truck accident lawsuits are highly complex as they can often involve several responsible parties, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Government entities
- Other negligent drivers
Regardless of who is at fault, you will need to prove that party is responsible. You will need to prove the following:
- They owed you a duty of care
- That party breached that duty of care
- The breach led to the injuries you sustained
It is highly recommended that you work with an experienced truck accident attorney who has the knowledge and the resources to successfully fight your case.
How Can Faraci Lange, LLP Help Me with My Case?
Motor vehicle accidents can be complicated; choosing an attorney with the right experience is critical to the outcome of your case. At Faraci Lange, LLP, our Rochester truck accident attorneys have been successfully representing truck accident victims in Buffalo and the surrounding counties for over 52 years and have vast experience in working with treating physicians to document serious injuries. We have the resources and skill to analyze and prosecute these types of cases.
“When my frustrations with the process were heightened, my representative calmly explained how this type of litigation usually proceeds.”- Phil N.
“Kristin always kept us updated and advised us as to what our next steps should be.”- Dick K.