Accidents involving commercial trucks are generally far worse than those involving passenger vehicles alone. A passenger car can’t withstand the sheer size and weight of a commercial truck — especially when it is loaded with cargo. Because these kinds of accidents are so severe, victims can end up with lifelong disabilities from their injuries.
When you’re left with permanent scars and limitations on your life, there’s no amount of money that will make you whole again. The only thing you can do is try to hold all of the culpable parties responsible for their actions. You may then be able to recover enough damages to provide for yourself and your family well into the future.
However, knowing who might be liable in a truck accident case isn’t always easy. Some of the possible defendants include:
- The truck driver, who may have been impaired, too tired to drive, rushing or distracted
- The trucking company, who bears responsibility for their employee’s actions
- The mechanic or maintenance company that serviced the truck if a mechanical failure contributed to the wreck
- The loading company that was responsible for securing the truck’s cargo and making sure it was balanced and properly weighted
- The manufacturer of any part on the truck that failed to do its job, like a brake that didn’t work or a tire that suddenly blows out
In many cases, truck accident claims don’t mean fighting one insurance company for what the victims are due. Plaintiffs may fight several of them at once while they all blame each other.
An experienced attorney can help you hold those responsible for your accident financially liable.