Who Can I Sue In A Trucking Accident?
If you have been injured in a Maryland trucking accident, you are not alone. Maryland has a huge number of trucking accidents each year, which leave thousands of motorists injured and even dead. It may be hard to know what to do in the immediate aftermath of a trucking accident. And, as you’ll find out, it can be hard to know who is liable for a trucking accident merely by looking at the scene of the crash. That is because there are many factors at play that can’t be immediately observed. For instance, the truck driver might have been speeding or driving drowsy, which makes them liable for the accident. However, upon further inspection your lawyer may find that the truck driver was trying to meet illegally tight deadlines for a trucking company, which would also make the trucking company liable, even if the driver was not a formal employee. As you can see, having a lawyer who knows the right questions to ask can go a long way in succeeding in your lawsuit.
Potentially Liable Parties in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In addition to the truck driver (and their insurance) and their employer, there are a number of other potential parties who can be added to your lawsuit as well. Many times, truck accidents happen when the trailer of the truck tips over, jack-knifes, or over-turns; while this may be due to the truck driver’s negligence, overloading is a primary or contributing cause to roll-over accidents, and whoever loaded the vehicle may be at fault as well. Depending on the circumstances, the truck cargo supplier or the trucking company may be liable parties as well. If a defect of the truck or an incorrectly manufactured part is responsible for or contributed to the accident, then the manufacturer of that component or part can be held liable as a party. Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be other specific parties that can be held accountable as well, such as the company that maintained a trailer, or the broker that assigned a specific driver to transport a load. An experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer can review the facts and circumstances of your case to determine all possible avenues for compensation in your claim and to help you in taking the next steps.
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If you have been injured as a result of a trucking accident that was not your fault, the experienced Maryland truck accident attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP are ready to fight to ensure that you get the compensation and support that you are entitled to. Call today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.