America runs on the back of the commercial trucking industry, but when things go wrong—an over-tired driver on the road too long or under the influence, negligent driving, an improperly loaded truck, an improperly maintained vehicle, faulty equipment—a commercial truck becomes an 80,000 pound weapon that can cause injury or death.
Should you become injured in a commercial trucking accident, the question then becomes who exactly can you sue? Like many questions when it comes to law, the answer is complicated. At first glance you may think the truck driver is the only responsible party, but when it comes to a commercial trucking accident, chances are you’ll potentially be suing multiple entities. These may include:
With multiple defendants, which is often the case as can be seen above, the responsibility for damages could be shared by any or all of them depending on where fault is found. For this reason, commercial trucking accident litigation can be complex and time consuming.
Be sure they have the knowledge, expertise, resources, and staff necessary to competently navigate the complexities of commercial trucking accident suits, and recover suitable compensation.
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