Injured by an impaired truck driver? Or by a driver who was texting while driving? Whatever the cause, you will need to determine who can be held liable for your injuries when filing a claim to recover damages.
Liability for a Truck Accident
Most often we think of truck drivers as being responsible for a crash. While that may be the case, it doesn’t mean they are the only party that can be named in a claim.
Since the trucking industry is federally regulated, if it can be shown that the trucking company made violations, then they could also be responsible for injuries sustained by victims of the accident. Depending on the specific circumstances, there could be others liable as well.
Examples of who could be liable for an accident include:
- leasing companies; and
- owners of a truck or trailer.
You would need to have an attorney evaluate your case to determine where negligence may have been present to cause your accident and injuries.
Legal Help if Injured in an Accident Involving a Large Truck
Truck accidents oftentimes result in serious or fatal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the state of Georgia, there were 152 fatalities in 2010 stemming from a truck crash.
Those who do survive are often left with a significant financial burden, resulting from escalating medical costs and missed time from work. In order to be successful with recovering damages through a truck accident claim, you will need to establish liability.
Once liability has been established, you will need evidence to support your claim. In addition to any documentation and information you may have, an attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Schultz in Atlanta will work to secure other records and documents that can help build a strong case. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at 404-474-0804.