Who can be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

If you are seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a commercial truck, you may have a claim against one or more of the following parties:

  • Truck driver: a driver who violates regulations by driving for too long without a break, using drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, driving at excessive speeds or operating his vehicle in a reckless manner may be found at fault for the accident.


  • Truck parts manufacturers: defective equipment or dangerous products may contribute to an accident. Therefore, a parts manufacturer may be held liable for your injuries if the accident was caused by defective parts.


  • Truck owner: because the truck owner is responsible for maintaining equipment to ensure the rig is safe to drive, he or she can be held accountable in an accident caused by equipment malfunction.


  • Trucking companies: any trucking company or agency that negligently hires a driver with a poor truck driving history or sets unrealistic schedules that encourage speeding may be the subject of a personal injury claim.


  • Truck loading company: big rigs that are overloaded or have unbalanced cargo are at risk of rolling over. If the loading company does not sufficiently balance and inspect a load, it can be held liable for a crash.

Some of these claims can be extremely complex. To read more about how to establish negligence feel free to click on the link for more information: https://www.funklaw.com/negligence To be successful, you should retain the services of an experienced truck accident attorney with the resources to work with a team of experts.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Austin or anywhere in Texas, please contact the Austin, Texas truck accident lawyers Funk & Associates at 1-888-472-FUNK (3865) to arrange your free case evaluation.

Austin, Texas
Yanni Funk, Attorney at Law

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