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Generally, these incidents are not accidents. Negligence, or a lack of care, usually causes such wrecks. That’s especially true in Hawaii. Common carriers, like truck drivers, have a very high duty of care. As a result, it is easier for a Kona 18-wheeler accident lawyer to establish a lack of care and obtain fair compensation for your serious injuries.
Truck wreck cases are usually complex, mostly because an out-of-state shipping company is usually involved. So, in these situations, you need the experienced Kona 18-wheeler accident lawyers at Olson & Sons on your side. Our professionals know how to evaluate these claims, so we can give you solid legal advice. Then, once the claim goes to court, our attorneys know all the subtle procedural rules. That includes the unwritten ones.
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What Causes 18-Wheeler Crashes?
Operator fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck wrecks. Drowsiness and alcohol affect the brain in the same way. Driving after eighteen consecutive awake hours is like driving with a .05 BAC level. That’s above the legal limit for commercial drivers in Hawaii.
Mechanical issues are a problem as well. Most truck drivers cover over three million miles during the course of a career. All those miles put a lot of wear and tear on their vehicles.
Other truck crash causes include moving violations, like speeding or changing lanes illegally, and substance impairment, like driving under the influence of a prescription painkiller.
Kona 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers and Compensation for Your Injuries
Fully loaded large trucks weigh over 80,000 pounds. Additionally, these massive vehicles usually carry hundreds of gallons of explosive diesel fuel. As a result, these wrecks are often catastrophic. Some severe injuries include serious burns and wrongful death.
Operators are negligent if their driving falls below the high standard of care or they commit certain traffic violations. Due to the nature of these wrecks, many individual drivers do not have enough insurance coverage to provide fair compensation.
Generally, the shipping company or other employer is vicariously liable for damages, because of the respondeat superior rule. Third party liability gives these victims an additional source of recovery.
Talk to Kona 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney for Legal Help
Life is never the same for truck crash victims. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney will fight to win you justice and the compensation you deserve. We also know how to deal with delays, underpayment offers and denial of claims, which commonly take place with trucking and/or insurance companies. We have your best interests at heart. For a free consultation with an experienced Kona 18-wheeler accident lawyer, contact Olson & Sons, L.C. at 808-331-3113. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases.