When you have been injured in a serious truck accident, your health and recovery is your first concern. While you are focused on recovering from your injuries, police responders, trucking companies and insurance specialists are hard at work attempting to determine who and what was at fault in the accident. Determining causation is extremely important because it will ultimately determine what party is liable for your injuries, property damage and other costs associated with the crash. Trucking accidents are different than other motor vehicle crashes because there may be multiple different parties that are found responsible and held liable.
The different groups that may be held accountable include the individual truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, maintenance company or loading facility. The first step in determining who is at fault is identifying the factors that caused the crash. If causation is found to be a result of driver error, then the truck driver will be responsible for damages. If the driver was improperly trained or pushed to drive long hours, then the trucking company may be found liable. A crash caused by an overloaded trailer would push liability to the loading facility, and defective parts would make manufacturers liable.
Navigating the complex nature of causation, liability and trucking regulations while recovering from a major truck accident is not something you have to do alone. Our expert team of attorneys are eager to work together with you to construct the strongest case for your full financial recovery. CourtLaw’s attorneys specialize in truck accidents, personal injuries, and catastrophic injuries, so we know how important advocating for just compensation is for all of our clients. Our legal team is dedicated to assisting you immediately after your accident, helping you record your medical interventions, advocating for your needs in court and advising you after your settlement. Call us at 732-442-5900 or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started today.
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