HOW TRUCK ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
- Drive under the influence.
- Are fatigued.
- Fail to comply with road and safey regulations.
- Carry overloaded or impropery maintained cargo.
- Operate trucks that are not sufficiently maintained.
PARTIES WHO CAN BE FOUND LIABILE
- Truck Driver. The driver will be liable to some extent since they are the person directly in control of the truck.
- Trucking Company. The company can be held liable for accidents caused by an employee. This is especially the case if the trucking company has some involvement in what caused the accident - like having a trucker with a history of crashes due to negligence.
- Cargo Worker. Cargo Worker. These are the people who load the truck and may be a cause of the accident because they improperly loaded the truck or otherwise used bad loading practices. Since these people are not typically employed by the trucking company, your claim would have to include them as a third-party.
- Truck Part Manufacturer. Truck Part Manufacturer. If the truck crash was due to a burned-out tire or brake failure, then the manufacture who made those items could be partially liable. This depends on the truck's maintenance records that can be obtained.