Crashes with commercial semi-trucks can be devastating, causing massive highway pileups and catastrophic injuries. When you find yourself the victim of a truck crash, you may be forced to sue the responsible party to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damages. It’s important to look at more than just the driver for liability, however.
Who May Be Held Accountable
There are many possible defendants in a trucking accident. An experienced truck accident attorney will look at all of the following as possible defendants in your truck accident case:
- The driver for negligent or careless driving
- The owner of the tractor for mechanical issues
- The owner of the trailer for poor loading or improper couplings
- The company identified on the trailer, even if other than the owner, for maintenance problems or irresponsible hiring practices
- The persons or company who placed the contents in the trailer for improper loading
- The owner of the contents of the trailer if the nature of the load contributed in some way to the crash
- Government entities for road conditions, construction zones, or poor signage
The list of parties who could possibly owe the victim damages is long and complicated. The attorneys at Keller & Keller will know who to look at when you are involved in a crash with a commercial truck. Call us today to learn more.