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All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.

Truck accident liability: Who is responsible?

Any party whose negligent conduct contributes to the trucking accident and resulting injuries may be liable for damages.

This may include some or all of the following parties, and potentially others as well, depending on the facts of the facts of each case:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Maintenance company that services the truck
  • Company that loads the truck
  • Company that supplied a load containing an unmarked hazardous substance
  • Owner of the tractor
  • Owner of the trailer
  • Facility that loaded the trailer
  • Manufacturer of the truck, trailer or and truck parts
  • The driver, owner, or manufacturer of another vehicle involved in the accident
  • A public entity that failed to design, construct or maintain a safe roadway
  • The manufacturer of the truck
  • The manufacturer of parts used in the truck

An experienced truck accident attorney should include all relevant parties who contributed to the accident, to ensure that you receive the maximum money you’re entitled to. A trucking accident is often complex because there may be so many parties that contribute to the accident, so best practice is for you to consult an experienced trucking accident attorney.

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