A truck crash can be a traumatic experience for anyone who is at the receiving end of the impact. Unfortunately, with days passing by, the number of truck crashes seems to be increasing in Texas.
If you have recently been injured in any truck crash and wondering who will be held financially responsible for the crash, you do not need to worry about it. All you need to do is hire a personal injury attorney who can assist you throughout the process and help you get fair compensation.
More than ever before, 18-wheeler crashes have become a familiar sight in Texas. And when a person gets life-altering injuries from a truck crash, the only form of justice they can bargain for is to hold the person responsible for their injuries and get compensated for their damages (emotional, physical and financial). The question is, who can be held at fault? Let’s find out.
The Truck Driver
It comes as no surprise that most truck accidents are caused by the negligent behavior of the trucker. This may include the trucker going over the speed limit, changing lanes without using turn signals, driving while distracted or fatigued, or driving under the influence of alcohol. If this is the case, the truck driver will be held financially accountable for the crash.
The Trucking Company
To prevent truck crashes, it should be the obligation of the trucking company to only put qualified drivers on the payroll. Not only that, but companies should also provide adequate training to their drivers, be prompt with truck maintenance, and proactively inspect their trucks for any needed repairs. If a trucking company fails in doing so, that company can be held legally responsible for a truck accident.
The Truck Manufacturer
Many accidents are caused by a failure of the truck's mechanical components—such as tire blowouts, defective lighting, brake failures, transmission or engine failure, or steering system malfunction. If any of these mechanical breakdowns is the reason behind the truck accident, the truck manufacturer might be responsible for the crash.
Additional Parties Who May Be Liable
Besides the truck driver, trucking company, and truck manufacturer, there are other parties who can be held responsible for such accidents depending upon the investigation that is conducted following a truck crash. So, if you are looking to hold the person accountable for the crash and collect a fair judgment for all the emotional, physical and economic damages you endured, get in touch with our attorney today.
At Samples Ames PLLC, we will properly review your specific case and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. You may call or text us at 469-466-2600 or send an email to [email protected].