Armored Truck Accident Lawsuit – Recovery based on Driver LiabilityWho is liable for my injuries? Is the driver liable? Armored trucks are owned and operated by corporations who employee drivers are held liable or made responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. When an armored truck driver is involved in an accident they are considered an agent of their employer, who in turn is made responsible for the injuries or negligence of his employee. Other forms of liability can be in the form of negligent employment. For instance if the armored truck company knew that their employee was a bad driver or had a history of reckless behavior, liability can be imposed. Knowledge that the employee had a poor driving record, past instances of drinking and driving or other violations can hold the employer liable for negligent employment. Liability can also be found where the truck was not properly inspected. If the truck was defective or failed to be inspected the armored truck company or operator can be found liable. Armored trucks are made from bulletproof material in certain areas. This increases the weight of the vehicle substantially. As a result owners and operators need to exercise special care to ensure that the vehicle is functioning properly. Issue such as defective or inoperable brake pads, tire blow outs, damaged or defective steering columns can all cause serious injury. Any business owner owes a duty to inspect for these particular issues. When they fail to do so and injuries result, then they will be held liable.
Common Injuries from Armored Vehicle Truck AccidentsThe average Armored Truck can weigh up-to fifty-five thousand pounds. While the average car on the road weighs around four-thousands pounds. Thus, an Armored Truck can weigh almost fourteen times that of an average car. Add that with the speed and force of accidents caused by armored trucks, it is easy to understand that they can be serious. Common injuries suffered from Armored Truck accidents can include the following:
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Ocular injuries
- Dental damage
- Ear injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
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