Many Parties May Be Liable for Your Truck Accident
One of the key components of building a successful and fair compensation claim is ensuring that all the facts are uncovered. And the most important aspect of all injury claims is determining who is responsible for victims’ damages. This comes into play in all personal injury settlements, but especially in truck accident claims, as multiple parties can be and often are held liable.
Potentially liable parties include:
- The truck drivers—When truck drivers don’t obey the law, whether it’s standard Virginia traffic laws or guidelines governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, they can be held liable for crashes.
- The truck owners—When truck owners don’t ensure their vehicles are properly serviced and maintained, they can be held liable if component failures result in crashes.
- The truck companies—When truck companies fail to ensure the trucks they use are safely loaded and that their drivers abide by rest requirements, they can be held liable after accidents.
- Other drivers—Sometimes truck accidents are fully or partially caused by other motorists. For example, a driver who cuts off a truck driver and forces him to swerve could be held liable if that abrupt maneuver results in a crash.
It takes an experienced, resourceful, and aggressive law firm to not just pinpoint liability for a crash, but to prove it when multiple parties are responsible. But doing so is necessary when it comes to getting victims the money they’re truly owed for their accident-related expenses.