08 Sep Truck Accidents and Trucking Company Liability: FAQs (Pt. 1)
Truck accidents are among the most devastating collisions that can occur, especially when other small passenger vehicles, motorcyclists or even pedestrians may be involved. In many cases, the truck drivers or other drivers are responsible for causing the accident; however, at times, the trucking company that employs a negligent driver and/or that owns the involved truck can be held responsible for the collision. When this occurs, it is referred to as trucking company liability, and these cases can be more complicated and challenging than other truck accident cases.
In this blog series, we will answer some common questions about trucking company liability. We encourage you to call or email us when you are ready to receive some specific answers regarding your accident case and trucking liability.
Trucking Company Liability: Here Are Some Answers You May Need…
Q: How do I know if trucking company liability is a factor in my case?
A: The best way to determine whether your accident case may involve trucking company liability is to consult with an experienced lawyer who can review the details of your case. That being said, however, the following are some common indications that trucking company liability may play a role in a specific claim:
- The truck driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI.
- The truck driver was cited for violating some traffic laws in the course of causing the accident.
- The trucker fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed.
- The truck was overloaded, improperly loaded and/or didn’t have the load properly secured and, consequently, caused the accident.
Q: How are trucking company liability cases different from other truck accident cases?
A: In a number of ways. However, in general, some of the differences between trucking company liability cases and other types of truck or motor vehicle accident cases are that trucking company liability cases tend to be:
- More complicated – When a trucking company is named the defendant in an accident case, corporate lawyers and insurers for the trucking company will be involved, and these parties are experienced at fighting injured people’s claims against the trucking company.
- More time consuming – Given the parties that plaintiffs have to go up against, it’s no wonder that these cases can take a lot longer to resolve.
- More valuable – Although trucking company liability cases can be more difficult or challenging to litigate, they can also be more rewarding, as it may be possible to request punitive damages in some cases.
Be sure to look for the two additional parts of this blog series that will be posted soon!
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