When the semi-truck jackknifed in front of you, there was nothing you could do to avoid impact. The collision left you seriously injured and facing huge medical bills and a long recovery. Since the accident wasn't your fault, you know that someone else should have to pay, but you don’t know who that should be. With the help of an experienced truck accident attorney, you can identify all of the potentially liable parties and hold them responsible for your losses.
Who May Be at Fault in Your Truck Crash
Many people are responsible for putting a commercial semi-truck on the road, and each of them could have contributed in some way to the cause of an accident. A skilled truck accident attorney will examine the scene of the crash, obtain the truck’s event data recorder, and investigate all possible contributors to the cause of the accident. These might include:
- The driver for negligent, distracted, or impaired driving
- The driver’s employer for negligent hiring practices
- The owner of the truck if mechanical issues played a part in the crash
- The people responsible for loading the trailer if unbalanced cargo contributed to the crash
- Government entities responsible for road conditions, construction zones, or poor signage
Commercial truck drivers and transportation companies are required to carry multi-million dollar insurance policies, and they employ teams of attorneys to avoid paying claims. Without a knowledgeable attorney on your side asking the right questions and demanding what you deserve, you could be left out in the cold by the powerful trucking entity.
Our Dedicated Truck Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You
Any time a commercial vehicle is involved in a crash, it's important to explore all options for holding negligent parties accountable. Truck operators and fleet employers are subject to complicated federal laws that could play a part in your lawsuit. If you were injured in a crash with a semi-truck, schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our truck accident legal team today. We'll evaluate your case and let you know how we can help.
We take accident cases on a contingent-fee basis—this means you don’t pay us until and unless we win. Start a chat or fill out our contact form to get started right away.