Who's Responsible for a Truck Accident?
Large commercial vehicles do pose a heightened risk for other motorists on the road and on busy trucking routes like I-40 and I-35, that risk can be many times multiplied. While driver error is still a prominent cause for these kinds of accidents, negligence in these claims can often be assigned to other parties that failed to meet safety standards and best practices. Negligent parties in a truck accident claim can include:
- The truck driver
- The shipping/distribution company
- The company that leased the truck
- The owner of the truck/rig
- The manufacturer of the truck
As you can see, any party responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the truck can potentially contribute to a truck accident and be held liable for an accident.
On routes like I-40 and I-35, we've seen the catastrophic damage these types of accidents can cause—many of which involve victims who deserve to have their injuries and expenses remedied by the law.
If you've been hurt a commercial truck accident, our firm is ready to hear your story. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation today.