We have previously looked at parties whom the law may hold liable in a truck accident. In that post, the first person considered was of course the truck driver. Was he speeding? Was there alcohol involved? One has to examine the driver’s conduct for any hint of neglect.
There are, though, others to look at as well, when it comes time to examine the possibilities of negligent behavior. For example, the owners of trucks often do not drive them. More often than not, the driver works for someone else. There are certain considerations that might make the employer liable. Training is one of those factors. One may also examine the process of contracting or hiring the truck driver.
Responsibility does not necessarily end with the employer of the driver. It may go as high as the manufacturer. Complicated equipment such as a big rig might have defective parts. These may cause a truck accident.
There is also the employer's insurance company to consider. An insurer may make a claim-based payout regardless of which party the law holds liable for negligence. Unfortunately, many times insurance providers, trucking companies and manufacturers do not want to pay, and they can have a lot of resources backing them up. They may mobilize investigation teams to find ways of denying or minimizing their liability.
Our firm leverages its strong litigation and investigatory skills to protect our clients. The consequences of a truck accident are often grave, and may include spinal cord injuries and burns. A collision with a truck may even result in the wrongful death of a victim.
Compensation is the first step in dealing with all these possibilities. We have decades of experience in helping clients to recover from such life changing tragedies in Texas. Visit our website and find out more about how we can help you to recover from a truck accident.