Due to the sheer power and size of 18-wheelers and tractor trailers,
truck accidents are nearly always devastating in one way or another. If you have been
injured or suffered damage of any kind in an accident involving a truck,
you know that the physical, emotional, and financial tolls are great.
If you are suffering in the wake of a truck-related accident, it may be
worthwhile to file a lawsuit—but who’s responsible?
In a truck accident, you can make a case for the liability of the truck
driver. If your accident occurred (even in part) as a result of drunk
driving, aggressive roadway behavior, or inattention on behalf of the
driver, you may have a strong case against the individual driver.
If your accident occurred as a result of a defective part, a mechanical
malfunction, or any other form of vehicle failure, you may be able to
sue the owner of the truck, the person or company who rented the truck
to the driver, the vehicle manufacturer or manufacturer of the defective
part or portion of the truck that caused the accident. In either case,
truck drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers will have it out
over whose insurance covers what, and there will be much deliberation
over which insurance company will step in and take responsibility for
damages and compensation.
When a truck accident occurs, no one wants to take responsibility, even
when fault is apparent. You need an experienced Albuquerque truck accident
lawyer on your side to make sure you’re treated appropriately and
awarded a fair amount in order to cover your injuries, pain and suffering,
lost wages, etc. Don’t wait—call Michael J. Doyle, Attorney
At Law, today.
You can reach us by calling (505) 219-2176 or sending us your information for a free case evaluation.