Determining liability in a truck accident is much more complex than establishing fault in a car accident. It takes a number of different people and companies to keep a truck properly operating, and any of them may be to blame for the accident and subsequent injuries. In many cases, it is the culmination of a number of negligent acts that ultimately leads to a trucking accident. To ensure the proper parties are held responsible, it is crucial to seek professional help from an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Generally speaking, the majority of truck accidents are caused by either driver error or vehicle failure. However, within these two causes are a multitude of variables and parties who may have contributed to the accident. For example, although a driver may be at fault for falling asleep at the wheel, his employer may also be held liable for providing inadequate training or placing unreasonable delivery timelines that forced the driver to scrimp on required sleep and rest stops. Thus, more than one party may share blame as co-defendants.
Some of the parties who may be held liable in a truck accident include the following:
If you were involved in a truck accident, it is important to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible to sort through the legal complexities and ensure proper measures are taken to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
At Ward & Ward we protect our clients from injuries due to the reckless and negligent actions of a driver in any kind of vehicle. Our knowledgeable and experienced Indianapolis trucking accident law firm and personal injury advocates are here to help.
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