When a truck wreck occurs, a lot of people could be to blame. So much goes into building, maintaining, and driving a truck that negligent behavior happens a lot more than we want to think about.
But victims of a truck accident need to know who was at fault so they can receive compensation for their losses. Depending on the circumstances, responsible parties can include:
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The truck manufacturer
- The owner of the trailer attached to the truck
- The company named and listed on the trailer
- The facility where the trailer was loaded
- The trailer manufacturer
If a manufacturing defect caused the truck to brake or steer erratically, then the truck’s manufacturer can be held liable for damages. If maintenance was spotty, then whoever controlled the truck’s maintenance could be held liable as well. Additional circumstances surrounding the accident may point to other parties who are partially or wholly responsible.
Truck accident cases are usually very complex and often call for expert testimony and extensive research. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.