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Texas Utility Truck Accident Lawyer
A “utility vehicle” is really just a heavy-duty vehicle or piece of equipment that is intended for a specific application and they come in many different configurations. Utility trucks may arrive in the form of water trucks, gas trucks, sewer trucks, electric trucks, street sweepers. These significantly large pieces of equipment have been specifically engineered for a purpose and therefore require a great deal of training, skill and focus to operate. Because they are so big, their size also puts other motor vehicles and drivers at a serious disadvantage in the event of a collision.
Who Is Liable For A Utility Truck Accident?
- Utility Truck Had A Duty - In the case of a utility truck accident, the operator had a duty to drive/operate the machinery safely and minimize the risk of injury to others. Legally, anyone who gets behind the wheel has a duty to other drivers to drive in a safe manner; this includes driving at a reasonable speed, keeping a proper lookout for other vehicles and road hazards, maintaining control of the vehicle, and keeping the vehicle in safe working order.
- Utility Company or Utility Truck Breached that Duty - This requires comparing the utility truck operator’s actions to those of a “reasonable person.” Essentially, if someone else were presented with the exact same circumstances, would they have acted differently? Negligent driving activities may include distracted driving, texting while driving, driving under the influence, reckless driving, or speeding.
- As A Direct Result Someone Was Harmed - In order to bring a successful personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the utility truck operator’s actions directly caused you harm.
- Damages - whether it’s physical injury, property damage, or monetary losses.
How Utility Truck Accidents Can Be Difficult Cases?
What Are Common Arguments Against Utility Truck Driver Liability?
- The utility will claim that their driver was an independent contractor and not an employee.
- The utility or truck owner will try to put distance between their assets and their driver, pushing more blame and therefore more liability for damages onto their driver.
What Are Common Causes of Utility Truck Accidents?
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