Who Can Be Liable in a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents, while similar to car accidents in many ways, are generally much more complicated when it comes to determining liability. For more than 40 years, our Dallas truck accident lawyers have helped clients determine who is responsible for their injuries and obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Usually, the driver of the truck does not own the vehicle he or she is driving, which brings other parties into an already complicated and stressful situation. The more information you have about what factors are connected to the driver, trailer, truck and load, will help you better understand who is liable and what actions can be taken.
While large, commercial trucks are only responsible for three percent of injury-causing accidents. The frequency in which they occur has increased 20 percent over the past two decades. Because of the size of the trucks, trucking accidents can cause more severe harm and damage than that of a typical car accident.
Responsibility for injury can be cast to a myriad of different people including the driver of the truck, the owner, the person that leased the truck, the vehicle’s manufacturer and the company or person who owns the truck’s cargo.
The first step to determining liability in a Dallas tractor-trailer crash is to contact our truck accident attorneys at the Turley Law Firm. We have the legal resources to thoroughly investigate your case and determine the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
If you, or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident and need help navigating the complicated journey toward compensation, call our Dallas truck accident lawyers at the Turley Law Firm at (214) 691-4025 and get the answers you need.