Truck accident law occurs when an injury results from the collision of a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck. These vehicles very greatly in size and are handled differently. When an accident occurs between these two vehicles, many factors may apply in establishing liability. 

Proving Liability

What to consider when proving liability:

  • Did the truck driver have a valid Commercial Driver's License?
  • How long was the driver permitted to be driving under the "Hours of Service" code?
  • How much weight was the truck allowed to be hauling?
  • Did the truck have any defective or damaged parts?
    • This would cause the truck to fall under product liability

To establish liability and receive compensation"

  1. Identify all parties involved in the accident; this may include truck driver's company, or the manufacturer of the truck
  2. Identify whether the accident was due to negligence or a defect/manufacturing flaw with the truck
  3. Determine whether negligence originated from the truck driver or the company that hired the driver
    1. If the company hired the driver with knowledge of former driving issues then the company could be found at fault
  4. Show damages to the vehicle and provide any relevant eyewitnesses
  5. A medical examiner can be brought in to assess damages to health and some compensation can be provided due to lost income
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