Potential Defendants After a Truck AccidentMarch 26, 2012
In a battle of truck versus car, the truck wins just about every time. A typical 18-wheeler weighs 80,000 pounds, and a regular automobile is simply not designed to protect its passengers from that kind of force.
If you are involved in an accident with a truck, how do you know who is to blame? When you’re the victim of a car accident, the defendant is usually pretty clear—the driver of the other vehicle. But it’s much more complicated with trucks. Trucks have big companies working behind them, which makes identifying defendants much more difficult. Here is just a partial list of possible defendants in a trucking accident case:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The freight broker
- The owner of the trailer
- The repair company that worked on the truck
- The shipper
- The truck loader
- The manufacturer of the truck
All of these parties have influence over how the truck operates and why it might be involved in an accident. Truck accidents are complex and can have multiple defendants with various level of liability. This is why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. Our lawyers understand how to navigate through state and federal law. Also, trucking companies also have big insurance companies behind them, and we’re familiar with the tricks they try to use to defeat your claim.
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