While the fault for a car crash often falls on a single driver, the blame for truck accidents can be shared among multiple parties. If you were recently injured in a truck crash, you may find it difficult to begin the process of getting compensation for your accident—especially if you don’t know which party is to blame.
At Stewart & Stewart, our Indiana truck accident attorneys investigate all the facts of your truck accident to determine who was at fault and how much they contributed to the accident. In many truck accidents, three separate parties may be held accountable:
- The truck driver – Truck drivers are required and expected to obey all traffic laws. But when they speed, drive while intoxicated or impaired, or follow too closely behind other vehicles, they can cause deadly crashes.
- The trucking company – Trucking companies sometimes prioritize profits over safety. When they do, they may overload trucks, fail to train drivers, or force drivers to work for extended periods of time without proper rest.
- The truck owner – Third parties own many semi trucks and tractor trailers, and it’s their responsibility to make sure their vehicles are well-maintained and safe for driving—especially on long-distance and cross-country trips.
Because truck accidents are legally complex and trucking companies are often represented by big insurance companies, it’s important to have an attorney on your side that won’t back down from a challenge.