Because there are so many possible parties involved in a trucking accident, trucking accident cases are inherently more complex than regular automotive accidents. Determining the liable party in a trucking accident case is crucial to achieving justice in these cases. The possible liable parties include:
- The truck driver or owner – if the driver was driving under the influence, distracted, speeding or otherwise conducting themselves recklessly
- The trucking company – if the trucking company failed to properly vet the driver or neglected to maintain the vehicle properly, resulting in the accident
- Manufacturer – if any part of the truck’s equipment, including the hitch, the cab, the trailer or tires has been proven defective
- The shipper or truck loader – if the company shipping the products ineffectively loaded the cargo or overloaded the cargo, they can be held liable for the accident
Trucking accidents are more common than you think, and many trucking companies will fight as dirty as possible to avoid admitting liability. Because these cases are so complex and could drag out for years, it is critical that you retain experienced legal representation soon after your accident.
If you live in the greater New Jersey area or the New York metropolitan area, our partners at DAME Legal can help you overcome this difficult part of your life with relative ease. Give us a call at 201-968-5800 or fill out our contact form on our site to begin the process.