If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of an accident involving a truck, you are most likely in pain and trying to determine your next steps. A truck accident lawyer can identify the liable party or parties, collect evidence, interview eyewitnesses, negotiate with the insurance company, and take the case to trial if necessary, on your behalf.

A truck accident attorney can handle all aspects of your case while you focus on healing or taking care of an injured family member due to an accident that was not your fault.

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident Case

Truck accident cases tend to be more complex than vehicle to vehicle crash cases. You may believe the truck driver is the only party at fault for the accident. But there may be more than one responsible party to hold accountable for your injuries and losses. Potential defendants in a truck accident case may include, but are not limited to:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The shipping company (that loaded the cargo)
  • Insurance companies
  • Government entities

If the truck driver is an independent contractor of a larger truck company, an issue may be how much supervision the company executes over their contractors. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial trucks on the U.S. roads.

Perhaps a part on the truck failed during transport causing the accident. That might mean the truck manufacturer or the company that makes the part bears some liability. A truck accident lawyer can identify all of the liable parties in your particular case and hold them responsible in a lawsuit.

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