When is a Trucking Company Liable for an Accident?

In most cases, the person who causes an accident is liable for that accident. However, in some cases, another party could be partially or entirely liable. A good example of this is a truck accident in which the trucking company that employed the at-fault driver is liable instead of (or in addition to) the driver themselves. Keep reading to learn more about this situation and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

The Two Scenarios During Which It Might Make Sense to Sue the Trucking Company

There are two main situations in which it might make sense to sue the trucking company. First, if the truck driver was at fault but does not have the assets to cover the damages caused by the accident. Second, if the trucking company is directly at fault in some way.

Unfortunately, it is all too common for a trucking company to cut corners, require longer-than-legal shits from their drivers, send drivers out with vehicles they know are faulty, not invest in adequate safety training or background checks for their employees, or otherwise not keep their drivers (and other drivers on the road) safe.

The First Step is Determining Fault

Before you can hold anyone accountable, you need to determine and prove fault. If you can prove that the accident was the fault of the truck driver or the trucking company, then you can sue them for damages. These damages could include economic damages such as medical bills, along with non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

Step Two is a Demand Letter

Once we have evidence of who was at fault, we can determine your damages and present a demand letter to the insurance company of the at-fault party. This demand letter will outline your injuries, the specifics of the case, and other factors that involve the case. It will give the insurance company a specific amount of time to respond.

When the insurance company has reviewed the letter, the most likely outcome will be that they counter with a lower offer or deny the claim altogether. You can expect that they will fight aggressively to keep you from getting the damages you are owed. The good news is that you will have a personal injury attorney on your side as well.

Call Now to Request a Free Legal Consultation and to Get Started

If you are ready to find out more about your legal options, then we welcome your call to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will go over your case, evaluate your options, and outline them for you. If we decide to work with you, we will do so on a contingency basis. This assures that you do not owe us a penny unless we win your case for you.