About 500,000 truck accidents take place every year in the United States. Injuries can be severe, leading to long recovery time. Find out who is liable.
About 500,000 truck accidents take place every year in the United States. Injuries can be severe, leading to a long recovery time, lost wages, expensive medical bills, and more.
You’re driving home on the highway, and you notice an 18-wheeler swerving slightly. You continue to drive with caution. All of a sudden, the truck cuts in front of you sideswiping your car. As your car stops, you’re hit from behind by two other vehicles.
You don’t seem to have any severe injuries, but your car is totaled. You realize you’re lucky to be alive. Getting into an accident with a truck can be scary and life-threatening. You will have medical bills to pay, and you’re probably going to need a new car.
Who is liable for the damages in a truck accident?
A truck driver may be found liable if he or she is under the influence of drugs and alcohol or driving recklessly. In most cases, the truck company is responsible for the damages. There are a few instances when a commercial truck driver can be found liable for an accident.