Should I Sue the Trucking Company after an Accident?
Semi-Truck Lawyer Serving Denver
If you’ve been in an accident with a truck, you might be consequently dealing with a serious personal injury. At The Law Offices of Dianne L. Sawaya LLC, our Denver truck accident attorneys know how overwhelming this type of personal injury claim can be.
Vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks are particularly complex. Unlike an accident involving another passenger car, there could be multiple parties involved, making it very difficult to know against whom to make a claim. You’ll need to sit down with your truck accident lawyer to go over the details of your case in order to pinpoint all liable parties.
Our car accident lawyers will be able to help you understand all the factors involved in this type of personal injury case. Here’s a quick look at some of the potential liable parties:
- Truck driver: If you’re involved in an accident because of a commercial truck, you might choose to sue the driver just as you would in a regular car accident. This, of course, rests on the assertion that the truck driver was responsible for the accident.
- Trucking company: The driver may not be the only person to sue. Consideration should be given to suing the company that hired the truck driver. In this instance, you would also be bringing a claim against the trucking company’s insurance provider. Our car accident lawyers encourage their clients to pursue this option. This is because many individuals, including truck drivers, do not have the finances to provide the amount of financial compensation you are seeking. Suing the trucking company increases your likelihood of being awarded the settlement amount you’re seeking.
- Mechanics, manufacturers, or other third parties: Depending on the details of the accident, you might make a personal injury claim against a third party. In some cases, consideration should be given whether a mechanic was partially liable for improper maintenance of the truck along with the manufacturer that made the truck. Mechanics may be partially liable for improper maintenance of the truck. You might also choose to sue the manufacturing company that made the truck if there is evidence that a truck defect was a contributing factor. Talk with a Denver truck accident lawyer to explore any and all third parties that may have contributed to the accident.
As you can see, the circumstances of your accident will play a big role in determining whom you sue and how much compensation you can reasonably seek for your injuries and damages. At The Law Offices of Dianne L. Sawaya LLC, our experienced truck accident lawyers know how complicated this type of personal injury case can be. Contact us today for more information about how you can pursue the compensation you deserve.