If you’re involved in a crash with a delivery truck, you should know your rights. There are specific parties who may be held accountable, and it’s crucial to recognize who is responsible for your financial compensation. In this type of situation, multiple parties may hold liability, and it’s our job to explain how liability works.
The Delivery Truck Driver
In many situations, the delivery truck driver is the negligent party for one reason or another. For instance, the driver can cause a crash when they speed, drive distracted, are intoxicated, or are fatigued. If the accident occurs because of driver error, the driver is the responsible party.
The Delivery Company
The delivery company may be responsible for a crash in some situations. For instance, the delivery company or workers within it can be liable if they load the truck incorrectly or they fail to maintain the truck. They can also be liable if they encourage the driver to work beyond specific hours to make deliveries.
Delivery companies don’t always hold sole responsibility. There are several workers and drivers who can hold partial liability because they have duties to ensure the delivery truck is safe for operation.
If the crash occurs because of a defective product, the liability may fall on the part manufacturer. Of course, the delivery company should check vehicle parts and may hold partial liability. However, when manufacturers create a defective part, they can cause a severe crash to occur.
When multiple parties can be held accountable, it’s best to work with a legal professional who can explain your rights and options in full.
At Lowe Law Group, our delivery truck accident lawyers represent those who suffer severe injuries because of negligence. We care about getting the results our clients need during a very difficult time. Let us be your guides and pursue the most favorable outcome on your behalf.