An accident with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler can be devastating with more severe injuries and an increased risk of fatality. If a truck driver has been negligent, it is important to hold him or her accountable.
Who is at fault for a trucking accident?
Depending on the collision, the fault can fall to another driver or a company that owns the trucking service. Sometimes this type of accident can cause a chain collision. If one driver acts negligently and causes a truck driver to have an accident, this can cause more cars following to also wreck. In this situation, the at-fault driver would be responsible. However, in a case where it is just an 18-wheeler and a car involved in an accident (and the truck driver has been negligent), liability would fall to their employer.
Were you in a trucking accident?
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or semi truck, you may be entitled to compensation. Please schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today to learn more.