Who is Liable in a Truck Accident Claim?

In most motor vehicle accidents, one party is typically at fault, whether it be due to speeding, driving recklessly, or simply a lack of attention. Truck accidents are vastly more complex, however, and tend to involve multiple parties, which is why it is crucial to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling such cases. An experienced attorney will understand that many parties can potentially be held liable for your injuries, allowing you to maximize compensation.

The Responsible Parties

The most obvious responsible party is, of course, the truck driver. The truck driver might have broken the law, been distracted at the time, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, all of which could have contributed to the accident that resulted in your injuries.

Here are some other parties that can potentially be held liable for a truck accident:

  • The company that hired the truck driver: If the trucking company was trying to cut corners or hold the driver to unrealistic expectations, forcing him or her to put off required rest stops, you could hold the company liable for your injuries.
  • The owner of the truck: Trucking companies do not always own the trucks driven by their employees. If the owner of the truck was responsible for inspecting it and ensuring it was in good working order, but poor maintenance led to the accident, you can hold the owner of the truck liable for your injuries.
  • The manufacturer or cargo loaders: Trucks carry a lot of cargo, which must be loaded properly to prevent accidents from occurring. If the cargo was not carefully inspected by the loader, which ultimately led to the accident, the loader could be held liable for it. Moreover, if the truck’s parts were defective or unsafe, resulting in an accident, the manufacturer of those parts can potentially be held liable as well. For example, if a tire defect led to a blowout on the road, the manufacturer of the tires would be responsible for paying damages to you.

One or more of these parties can be held liable for your injuries and you can count on an experienced attorney to know what to look for and how to negotiate with them to ensure you receive the fair compensation you deserve and need during this difficult time.

Schedule a Free Case Review with a Truck Accident Attorney Today!

If you were injured in a truck accident, the knowledgeable team at Rafi Law Group has what it takes to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering. Our truck accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure all the responsible parties are held liable, so you can move forward with your life and comfortable recover from your injuries. You do not have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s error.

Call our law office today at (623) 207-1555 to speak to one of our compassionate truck accident attorneys. We provide free initial case reviews!

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