U-Haul truck accident
Driving a U-Haul is different from driving a car. They are much bigger in size and can cause a lot of damage if not driven properly. Unsafe and unqualified drivers can cause tragic and disastrous U-Haul truck accident. If anyone is planning to move, then U-Haul is the most popular brand of truck which is rented for transporting items from one place to another. A U-Haul driver need not be a commercial driver and they do not require any special training before renting it. A U-Haul can be as long as 26-feet, having a carrying capacity of 7,400 pounds. Victims of U-Haul truck accidents can file claims for damages. Contact us at Khashan Law to evaluate your case and understand if you are eligible for compensation.
Moving from one place to another is a time consuming and expensive process. To save on the transportation costs, people prefer to rent U-Haul trucks and drive them themselves. Over the years, there has been a spike in the rate of U-Haul truck accidents, either because of driver inexperience or size of the truck. Many people are not aware on how to properly load their truck or have failed to respond to a swinging trailer.
Parties liable for U-Haul truck accidents:
- Drivers: Accidents caused by rented U-Haul trucks generally do not involve a commercially licensed driver. The drivers are not experienced truck drivers and they also do not need to meet the strict standards set by the government for commercial drivers. These inexperienced, untrained drivers are operating heavy vehicles which can cause major harm to other vehicles or people on the road. In cases of distracted driving or rash driving or over speeding, the drivers can be held liable for negligence.
- Rental Companies: Rented U-Haul trucks are used by number of drivers, all drivers may not maintain and handle the trucks carefully. It is the responsibility of the rental company to maintain these U-Haul trucks. A number of U-Haul truck accidents occur because of poor maintenance and faulty parts. Rental companies make the drivers sign a waiver from liability in the terms and conditions. However one can sue the rental company for renting the truck to an unfit driver or for malfunctioned parts or defective trailer etc.
- Manufacturer: If a part of the truck is defective, the manufacturer can be held liable. You will need to prove that there was a defect either in the design, manufacturing, or marketing which resulted in the accident.It is important that your lawyer investigates the accident and finds out who the liable party is and how to file a claim against them. Having your case represented by a strong team of experienced lawyers is the best course of action for you. Experienced lawyers can guide you through the entire civil proceedings and help in securing the best possible compensation for you. We at Khashan Law provide legal representation on a contingency fee basis. Call us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation.
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