Truck drivers and trucking companies are held to high standards for a reason. That’s because when a fully loaded, 80,000 pound tractor-trailer is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. The truck may be transporting a tanker full of potentially explosive gasoline. A bus may be carrying dozens of people. Clearly, the stakes are high with truck accidents.
A truck driver in an accident may be responsible for causing the crash, but typically there are many different entities that may be liable. The following is a list of individual or entities that may be named as a defendant in a trucking accident lawsuit:
It’s not uncommon for multiple insurance companies to be involved in a trucking accident. Each potentially liable may point a finger at the other party. That’s one of the reasons why these accidents can become complex very quickly.
Insurance adjusters and attorneys for the trucking company and possibly other parties that may be at fault are quick to respond to the scene of severe truck accidents. Commercial trucking companies are aware of the potential level of liability they may face when an individual suffers a catastrophic injury or dies as a result of the accident.
Accident victims or families who lost loved ones who simply want to get compensation for their losses often get frustrated by the complicated process. They may even find these insurance companies pointing a finger at the victim.
Level the playing field. Call 704-375-8488 right now to arrange a free consultation with an experienced attorney in Charlotte, NC.
While it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible, we urge victims, if they are able to do so, to take a few steps immediately to help support their truck accident claim.
At the scene of the accident, make sure you have all of the following:
The day after the accident, make sure you have done the following:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for injuries, property damage, missed work, medical bills and disability and other damages. Remember, the trucking company’s insurance adjusters and attorneys do not have your best interest at heart and may try to get you to give up your rights. Therefore, it is essential that in the event of a semi-truck accident, your interests are represented and your rights are protected.
Contact Hull & Chandler, P.A., for a free case consultation. Call 704-375-8488 today. We proudly serve Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Gaston County and other counties throughout North Carolina.