There are many parties who may be held liable in a truck accident, depending on who was at fault or who was negligent, and depending on the cause of the accident. For example, the driver of the truck may be liable, but you can also sue the owner of the trucking company. The manufacturer can also be held liable if a truck part has been found defective, and that such defective part caused the accident.
There are many causes for such accidents. Some of the most common causes are impaired driving because of drugs or alcohol, driver fatigue, overloaded trucks, aggressive and speedy driving, poor conditions due to the presence of snow, heavy rain, and the like, poor truck maintenance and lack or inadequate safety system.
It depends on what was your participation—your negligence will have to be compared with the negligence of the truck driver and/or trucking company. Each case is different, so it would be best to consult with a personal injury attorney who can give you a more solid answer after assessing the facts of your case.
Certainly. If you’re a truck driver and have been injured by another truck or trailer in an accident, we may be able to help you. We have also represented truck drivers who were hurt on the job due to poor vehicle maintenance.