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Who can you hold responsible for a truck crash?

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2023 | Truck Accidents

Truck crashes usually result in severe injuries for anyone in the other vehicle. Because trucks are so big, they can hit with a force that the safety features built into cars and pick-ups struggle to cope with.

You would obviously want to try and hold the truck driver responsible first. Yet sometimes, you may need to look elsewhere for additional compensation to cover the massive costs you could be facing.

Here are some of those options:

The trucking company

The majority of truck drivers drive a vehicle belonging to a company instead of being owner operators. The company could bear some responsibility, especially if it committed errors. For example, hiring a driver who lacked experience for the rig or route they were asked to drive. Pushing a driver to work extra hours when they needed a rest or refusing to do anything about warnings that their driver had been seen drinking before driving.

Anyone associated with the vehicle components

If a part fails on a truck or one of its trailers, it could cause the driver to lose control. Or, if the part shears off, it could fly through the windscreen of another vehicle. You might be able to claim against the manufacturers if the part was poorly made. If it was poorly installed, you might look at claiming against the garage that worked on the vehicle.

Providing that someone who was not there at the time contributed to injuries suffered in a truck crash will not be easy, so you’ll need legal help to understand more.