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Who is Responsible in a Truck Accident?

A truck accident can result in you suffering some of the most catastrophic injuries imaginable. When it happens, you may have to go through complex legal processes to pursue compensation. In these situations, you should get a better understanding of who may be responsible for your damages and how you can take legal action.

Trucking Company Owner

The trucking company owner can be liable if he or she encourages a driver to violate industry regulations. The owner can also be liable if he or she fails to maintain their trucks and prevent significant problems.

Truck Driver

The truck driver would be responsible in some of the same ways that a driver on a passenger vehicle would be liable. He or she is responsible for a crash resulting from drunk driving, distracted driving, fatigue, speeding, or other acts of recklessness.

Other Employees

Employees who are responsible for loading the truck with cargo can be responsible for a crash if they do not abide by weight restrictions. Overloading a trailer or loading it unevenly can lead to a rollover crash, jackknife, or other problem.

Third Parties

Third-party manufacturers may be liable in a crash when a product is defective. For example, if a trucking manufacturer provides defective brakes and a large commercial truck is unable to stop because of it, the manufacturer may be liable for the damages.

Understanding the various responsible parties can help you recognize the rights you have to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. Because trucking companies have large insurance companies, it’s vital for you to have legal counsel to protect your rights in complex matters.

Our truck accident attorneys at Lowe Law Group work on your behalf. Our team is committed to providing you the strong representation you need through some of the most complex situations to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

Call our firm today at (801) 900-4681.