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Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

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.


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