You didn’t cause the truck accident that left you injured, but who did? That’s the question you are going to have to answer before you can get a fair recovery.
Who Pays Depends on Who Caused the Accident
The evidence from the truck crash will need to be examined to determine exactly why the accident happened and who caused you to be hurt. A claim may then be pursued against the party, or parties, responsible for your injuries.
Some common defendants in a truck accident case include:
- The driver. A driver may be responsible for a truck accident if the driver was drunk, distracted, speeding, or otherwise negligent.
- The trucking company. A trucking company may be liable for your injuries if the company requires, encourages, or allows drivers to work in excess of the federal hours of service regulations, to drive in bad weather, or otherwise has policies or procedures that led to the crash.
- The maintenance workers. If a part of the truck was not properly maintained, or fixed, and the defective part caused the crash, the person or company that was responsible for maintaining or repairing the truck could be liable for damages in a truck accident case.
- The manufacturer of the truck or part of the truck. If the truck, or a part of the truck such as a tire, was defective and the defect caused the crash, the company that made the defective part could be responsible for paying damages to anyone who was injured in the accident.
Until the evidence from the accident is gathered and analyzed, it can be difficult to know which party or parties are responsible for the crash.
You Don’t Have to Figure it Out on Your Own
Instead, you have the right to work with an experienced truck accident lawyer who knows how to analyze the evidence to identify the people responsible for the accident and how to hold them accountable for the injuries they’ve caused. To learn more about how to protect your recovery and get the damages you deserve, please call us directly anytime at 888-795-6261.