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Responsibility & Liability for a Truck Accident


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1/15/2013
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After an accident involving a large truck, it is important to figure out who might be held responsible for the injuries sustained in the truck accident so you can recover damages. For help in establishing fault, contact a truck accident law firm.

Liable Parties in a Truck Accident Claim

Fault will depend on the cause of the accident. In some situations there may be two or more contributing factors, which could result in more than one party being liable.

For instance, did the driver make an error? Was there a violation of federal regulations? Was the crash caused by a defective part? The answers to these questions can help establish fault.

The following are some of the parties who could be responsible in a truck accident claim:

  • driver;
  • trucking company;
  • employer;
  • truck/trailer owner;
  • manufacturer;
  • loader;
  • repair shop;
  • inspector;
  • leasing company;
  • contractor; and
  • shipping company.

Seeking Help from a Truck Accident Law Firm in Atlanta

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Georgia saw 152 fatalities in 2010 in accidents involving a large truck. That was consistent with the 153 the year before, but down from the 180 in 2008, and 229 in 2007.

If you experienced an injury in a truck accident or a loved one was killed, seek legal help from the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (888) 927-6955. In determining your rights, we will consider who may have been at fault for the truck accident and the resulting injuries.



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