Who Is Liable for My Trucking Accident Injury?
Depending on the circumstances, you can potentially hold several parties accountable — including the truck driver and the company they work for. However, it is often the case that the trucking company does not own the tractor-trailer attached to the semi-truck; a third-party leasing establishment does. This is often a source of contention and can further complicate a claim.
In some cases, you may be able to hold the manufacturer of the truck and/or the maintenance facility who last worked on the vehicle liable if a defective part is to blame for the accident or poor maintenance occurred. If the accident was caused by improperly packed cargo, then you can potentially hold personnel who loaded the truck responsible.
Since so many parties can be liable, it is highly recommended that you seek experienced legal counsel if you have been involved in a truck accident.