Semi-Truck and Big Rig Accidents?
If you are in an accident with a Semi-Truck hiring an attorney can be essential to find the parties responsible to be sure you get fair compensation.
If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident and you need to file a lawsuit for compensation of damages, one of the most important steps to take is to find out exactly which parties involved can be held responsible for said damages. In most cases, a speeding truck, or a distracted driver are the cause of the accident. There could still be other parties who are at least partially responsible for the accident. One thing is for sure: The Insurance of the motor company that has employed the driver involved will endeavor to find that the driver/motor company was not to blame by proving that a 3rd party is responsible, sometimes blaming the victim.
There are times when only the driver or the trucking company that employs the driver are responsible. Other times, the company responsible for servicing the vehicles can be to blame. There have also been cases where the manufacturer of the semi is to blame. Having an attorney that has experience with semi-truck accidents is vital to your case because they know exactly how to find the cause of the accident and ensure the correct parties are held responsible. Here’s a brief list of parties that have been held at least partially responsible for 18-Wheeler accidents in Texas:
- The Driver
- The Trucking Company that employs the driver.
- Service/Maintenance providers employed by the trucking company.
- “Shipping Dock” workers/company if the cause is improper loading of the trailer.
- Manufacturer of the Tractor or Trailer due to defects.
- Tire maker if the cause is found to be fault tires.
Anyone in a truck accident in Texas needs to make sure evidence is preserved and an investigation takes place as soon as possible. There are cases where it is crucial that the semi-truck be inspected right away after an accident before it goes back on the road or sold for parts or scrap metal. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible after the accident is the best way to be sure all investigations are handled in the timeframe required.
Contact Carabin Shaw if you have been injured in a Semi-Truck accident day or night, 7 days a week for a free consultation with no obligation. 1.800.862.1260