When it comes down to deciding who is at fault for a semi-truck accident, there are many places to point fingers. The party/parties responsible will do their best to deny and delay taking ownership for as long as possible. In order to receive just compensation it is paramount all the individuals and entities liable admit to their faults. It most likely is not just one person or company, but a number of different people and businesses.
· Semi-truck driver
· Semi-truck company
· Owner of semi-truck
· Company leasing semi-truck
· Company leasing semi-truck trailer
· Shipping company
· Company who wanted cargo transported
· Company/employees who loaded semi-truck trailer
· Manufacturer of semi-truck/trailer
· Manufacturer of parts for semi-truck/trailer
Following a semi-truck accident, it is extremely important to identify the liable party, if not parties, in the accident. If the accident was caused by driver intoxication, semi-truck malfunction, fallen cargo, failure to follow traffic laws, or other similar issues, you have a right to take action against the party/parties responsible for your injuries. Furthermore, the company that owns the semi-truck or employs the driver may be found responsible if they failed to follow certain safety rules regarding the driver or semi-truck itself. Drivers should be fully trained, properly licensed, and granted frequent breaks according to both federal and state law to prevent road accident. If these rules were not followed, the company may be liable for the actions of the driver. Likewise, if the company failed to load or maintain the semi-truck properly, and that negligence caused the accident, the company may be deemed responsible for the damages.
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