Who’s Liable in a Truck Accident?

Most trucks are commercial vehicles, which means that a company uses the vehicle for business purposes. As such, the company and entities employed by the company are responsible for the trucks’ maintenance and operation. This means that many parties may be held liable in the event of a truck accident.

Learn who may be held liable for damages in a truck accident in order to recover the compensation you deserve.

Liability in a Truck Accident

Liability for a truck accident generally falls with two parties: the truck driver and the trucking company that owns or leases the vehicle.

  • The truck driver: If the truck driver deliberately drove while drunk or distracted, or violated regulations that mandate how long they may drive without a break, and this negligence led to an accident, then the truck driver may be held liable for damages.

  • The trucking company that owns the vehicle: If the trucking company that owns the vehicle hired a driver who should not have been on the road or did not schedule regular maintenance checks for their trucks, and this negligence led to an accident, then the trucking company may be held liable for damages.

Liability in a truck accident can be complicated, and it’s not something you should have to deal with when your main concern should be on your recovery. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, our Louisville personal injury attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of those who have been injured due to another’s negligence.

We have the experiences and resources needed to take on large trucking companies, and we want to fight for you.

Contact us today at (502) 242-8872 to learn how we may assist you.

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