Who Can Be Held Liable in a Semi-truck Accident?

Truck accidents injure thousands of people every year, sometimes resulting in long-term medical complications. The people most injured in truck accidents are often the drivers and occupants of smaller vehicles involved, such as common passenger vehicles. The injuries that people can sustain in truck accidents can result in significant medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of quality of life. In addition, a truck accident can result in thousands of dollars in property damage as well. Fortunately for people who have been injured by tractor-trailer accidents, they may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The personal injury lawyers of Shane Smith Law can evaluate your case and determine whether you have a claim, and also hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.

The trucking industry involves many different parties, many of whom could be held liable in the event of an accident. The person or party liable will depend largely on the specific cause and circumstances of the crash. Some of potential sources of liability in a trucking accident include the following:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • The truck maintenance company
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its equipment
  • The owner or loader of the cargo on the truck

Holding these or other parties liable for injuries caused in a truck accident can be very difficult. Trucking industry players are sophisticated litigants who understand how to avoid liability in the event of an accident. This is one of the reasons that it is so important to hire an attorney who understands truck accident cases and has successfully handled them in the past. The lawyers of Shane Smith Law are seasoned truck accident lawyers who know pride themselves on helping truck accident victims recover.

Contact a Gwinnett County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.

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