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Which Party Is to Blame in a Truck Accident?

The legal concerns associated with truck accidents can be particularly complicated in some instances, as there are a number of different parties who could potentially bear liability for the injuries caused by an accident. As commercial ventures, trucking companies often share a significant amount of liability normally reserved for drivers. Additionally, the possibility of third-party liability can further complicate the process of finding the appropriate defendant to sue for compensation after an accident.

If you have sustained an injury in a truck accident, we may be able to assist you through the process of filing a claim and arguing your case. To learn more about this process from an experienced legal advisor, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770.

Defendants in Truck Accident Cases

When a person files a claim, they need to ensure that they have identified the appropriate defendant or defendants. Initiating legal action against the wrong party may cause the case to be immediately dismissed by the courts as frivolous, jeopardizing the injured individual’s opportunity to gain compensation.

A person may need to consider the following before considering filing:

  • Drivers are typically responsible for their own errors and recklessness
  • Trucking companies are usually responsible for hiring drivers with prohibitively bad records
  • Trucking companies are also responsible for failing to train drivers
  • Trucking companies can be sued for pushing drivers beyond federal hour limits
  • Trucking companies can be sued for failing to maintain a vehicle
  • Truck manufacturers may be responsible for defects and malfunctions with the truck
  • Municipal authorities are generally responsible for road defect accidents

As these cases can quickly become complicated due to circumstances in which liability seems to be shared, it is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney who can help you to better understand the matter.

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To speak with a committed and capable legal representative when you have been hurt in a truck accident, contact a Denver truck accident attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

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