Do you know who is responsible for a commercial truck accident?
An accident with an 18-wheeler truck or any commercial truck is more complex than an accident with a passenger vehicle. The truck driver is not the only responsible party. Other responsible parties include the truck driver’s employer or the owner of the truck, the individual who loaded the truck or inspected it, and the mechanic who did repairs on it.
A passenger vehicle involved in an accident with a big-rig will most probably sustain a serious injury or death. A fully loaded big-rig can weigh as much as 40 tons – compared to a passenger vehicle that weighs about 3,500 pounds. The accident can be devastating to all involved.
If you are the driver of a big-rig involved in an accident with another vehicle, I urge you to consult an experienced Trucking Accident attorney – one who will investigate the accident and one who will fight for your rights.