When an eighteen wheeler is involved in a truck accident, the damages can be catastrophic. Truck crashes involve much larger vehicles colliding into much smaller vehicles, and this often results in considerable property damage and severe injuries. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need to know who’s responsible in order to get compensation for your pain and suffering. Hinkle Law Offices can provide that help for you.
What is a Truck Driver Responsible For?
As commercial drivers of large vehicles towing heavy weight, truck drivers have to abide by specific regulations. This doesn’t just include adhering to the regular rules of the road. They also have to maintain a current commercial driver’s license, limitations on how long they can drive and have their vehicles regularly maintained.
Does this mean a truck driver is personally responsible for a truck accident? Due to the rule of vicarious liability, employers are responsible for the accidents their employees get into during the course of business. This means that a trucking company can be held negligent if one of their drivers causes an accident with a truck they’ve provided.
What Does This Mean for Me?
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you have the right to seek damages. Time away from work, lost earning potential, medical expenses, pain and suffering—these are some of the damages you can claim when seeking compensation. Hinkle Law Offices can help you in that process.
Proving that a truck driver or trucking company were negligent and lead to a truck accident is a lot of work. You don’t have the time to do that when you’re getting medical treatment and trying to move on with your life. We’ll do it for you. Contact us today and start with a free case evaluation to get what you deserve.