Imagine the following situation: you're traveling on your usual highway
commute to work when a commercial big rig ahead of you swerves out of
control. You crash as a result, breaking a few bones. You want to take
legal action against those responsible—but, following an investigation,
the driver has been cleared of all wrongdoing. What now?
When it comes to
truck accidents, this kind of situation isn't all that rare. Unlike
car accidents in which, a majority of the time, fellow drivers are at fault, truck accidents
usually require a closer examination of the facts. Trucking is a highly
regulated industry and the actions and vigilance of many different parties
contribute to the roadworthiness of a particular vehicle.
If not the driver—who?
So, if the driver isn't the negligent party in these kinds of accidents,
who is? This is up to investigators (and sometimes, your counsel) to uncover
and there are several different possible answers.
The negligent parties following a trucking accident can include:
- The truck driver
- The shipper (or loader) of the involved cargo
- The manufacturer of the truck (or the trailer)
- The owner(s) of the truck and trailer
- The party who leased the truck or trailer from an owner
Vigilant, Dedicated Counsel on Your Side
Just because the liability in your trucking accident claim may not be evident
at first glance does not mean that you should suffer the burden of lost
wages, medical bills, and other costs associated with your injury. At
Gruenberg Kelly Della, our experienced Long Island personal injury lawyers
are familiar with the challenges associated with trucking accident claims
and know how to effectively navigate these cases. We've recovered
more than $100 million on behalf of injury victims and are ready to put our experience, our resources,
and our advocacy to work for you.
Learn more about your legal options following your truck accident. Call
us today to request a
free case evaluation.