Liability in a Truck Accident
The tendency with automobile crashes is often to reduce them to a simple game of finger pointing where one driver blames the other for causing the wreck and pays little other attention to the matter. Our experience has taught us that accidents are almost always more complicated than this would lead you to believe, and this is especially true when attempting to determine liability in a truck accident. A vehicle that is being utilized as part of a commercial enterprise is not only under the control of its operator but also may be under the authority and liability of the business.
If you have been involved in a crash with a big rig we strongly recommend that you consult with an experienced attorney in order to determine liability. Contact a Des Moines truck accident lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.
Potential Sources of Liability
It is important to properly identify the entities that are legally liable for the damage caused by and injuries sustained because of a truck accident. The failure to do so can lead you to miss out on opportunities to gain compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Some potential sources of liability, depending upon the circumstances of your accident may include:
- The truck driver
- A franchised trucking company
- Parent corporation
- Manufacturers of defective equipment
- Negligent mechanics or poor fleet maintenance
Our aim is to help you to ensure that you have the experienced and dedicated legal representation that you need and deserve when attempting to resolve issues associated with an automobile crash. Contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.