Trucking accidents, when they involve big rigs, are more complex and deadly than a simple car accident. The number of individuals involved in the accident adds to the complexity even if it's just you and the opposing truck driver,
When a truck accident occurs, the parties responsible can include a number of people, including:
- The driver
- The truck's owner
- The employing company
- Shippers or loaders
Complexity leads to lengthy, costly legal battles. If you're in an accident, you may have numerous parties that are held responsible for the accident.
Manufacturers, Shippers and Loaders
Not only will the driver, owner and employer be potentially responsible for the accident, but manufacturers, shippers and loaders may also be involved. An investigation into the cause of the crash will need to be completed.
There are times when these parties may be held responsible: