Who Is Responsible For Trucking Accidents?

The trucking industry is large and complex, with many moving parts required to get goods from point A to point B. Because of this, there are many individuals and businesses responsible for the safety of large trucks.

If a truck causes an accident, there are many parties who could share responsibility for damages, including:

  • The driver at the time of the accident
  • The company that employed the trucker
  • The owner of the truck or trailer
  • The leasing company that leased the truck
  • The person or business responsible for maintaining the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its parts, in the event of defective equipment
  • The loader of the truck's cargo, in the event of unsafe loading

Who Should Pay For Your Losses?

With so many parties that could contribute to an accident, it is difficult to know exactly who is responsible for what. That is when our decades of experience become invaluable. At Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, we know how to swiftly and thoroughly investigate the causes of the accident, identify all parties who could share liability and begin pursuing every available source of compensation. We don't overlook a single fact when we are protecting your interests.

Often, trucking companies, leasing companies and equipment suppliers will disagree among themselves, each trying to minimize their own liability. We will make sure their disputes don't compromise what you are legally entitled to receive.

More questions about your rights after a trucking accident? Visit our FAQ.

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