Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident Personal Injury?

Personal injury cases can be confusing, and it is normal to be unsure about your options. If you have been in a truck accident, you may be in a position where you are unsure who is responsible for your injuries. This means that you may have a lot of questions about how to move forward with your case.

These are the potentially responsible parties for your personal injury case.

The Truck Driver

The truck driver may be held responsible for the accident in some cases. For example, the driver may have made an unsafe turn or failed to use a turn signal. A truck driver may have failed to change lanes properly or may have run a stop sign.

A driver may also be held responsible if they are driving while intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy. These can be seriously dangerous conditions for driving that can lead to serious injuries.

The Trucking Company

The company that hires the truck driver may also be held responsible. For example, the company is responsible for hiring drivers who are knowledgeable and skilled. 

The company may hire somebody and fail to provide proper training, which means they could be held liable. They could also be held responsible for not inspecting the vehicles or providing necessary maintenance.

The Truck Manufacturer

The truck manufacturer could be responsible for a vehicle issue. For example, a faulty part could lead the truck to perform unsafely. This means that issues with brakes, tires, wheels, lights, and other parts of the system could be the cause. A manufacturer may be held responsible.

A Town or City

Road conditions can contribute to your accident. For example, an accident may result from poor road conditions and poor maintenance. The local government may not have cared for landscaping, potentially leading to obscured signs and other markings.

The Property Owner

In some situations, an accident can occur on private property. The private property owner may not have marked the roadways correctly or may have created unsafe conditions that could lead to a truck accident. You may hold both the driver and the property owner responsible.

Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney

If you still have questions about the individual or entity that bears responsibility in your case, it is important to consult with an attorney. A personal injury attorney will examine the evidence to place fault on the responsible party and determine the value of your case.