Who is Liable after a Truck Accident?
After a truck wreck a lot of our potential clients ask us what responsible party we are really going after in these instances. Usually you’re going to be going after the insurance of the company that owns the truck. Usually if the insurance company for the driver is an individual policy it won’t apply in this situation when he’s driving a company truck.
One thing our attorneys need to do in these situations is determine if the driver and the company are following protocol and procedures. For instance, is the driver driving over a certain number of hours in a week? That’s prohibited by law. Other things our attorneys will look at is if the defendant, the driver, is properly trained to drive the vehicle and also if the vehicle was properly maintained and maintained including proper wheels and proper brakes.