If you have been injured in a trucking accident, you will generally face an issue of proving who is responsible for the accident. Truck accidents can be more complicated than a general traffic accident because many parties are involved. Car accidents can usually be blamed on a single driver. Truck accidents, on the other hand, may not be the fault of the driver. There are accidents where the cause and person at fault is clear, such as an accident due to speeding or fatigue, but others are not as simple. Some of the causes of a truck accident include: driver fatigue, driver distraction, speeding, reckless driving, alcohol intoxication, drug use, improper loading, truck failure, etc. These causes may not be the result of driver error, other parties that could be responsible for an accident, include:
- Truck owners
- Truck manufacturers
- Truck loaders
- The party leasing the truck
The cause of the accident will determine the party or parties that are at fault. Unfortunately, trucking companies have found ways to try and avoid liability for accidents. If a trucking company is being sued, they often argue that the driver is not an employee of the company and they are not liable. They could also try to argue that the trucking company does not own the equipment, so they are not responsible for the operation, maintenance or repair of any of the equipment. In order to make sure that your rights are protected, team up with a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer from Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey. We can help you build a case against the trucking company or the party that is at fault. Contact us now to set up a free case evaluation and we can get started pursuing compensation for your injuries.