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In the aftermath of a truck accident, navigating the legal complexities of determining liability can be overwhelming for victims already struggling with the physical and emotional aftermath.  When deciding whether to sue the driver or the trucking company after a truck accident, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.  Each case is unique and requires a thorough examination of the accident’s circumstances.  Factors such as the driver’s actions, employment status, and company policies must all be carefully weighed to determine who bears the majority of the responsibility.  In some cases, it may be appropriate to pursue legal action against both parties to ensure that victims receive the maximum compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.  

Ultimately, seeking guidance from a knowledgeable attorney like Frank P. Marsalisi at Marsalisi Law can help victims navigate the complexities of the legal process and pursue the best course of action for their individual cases.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact Marsalisi Law for dedicated legal representation that can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability After a Truck Accident: Suing the Driver or the Trucking Company?

Truck accidents can result in devasting consequences for everyone involved.  In the aftermath of such a traumatic event, victims may find themselves facing significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens.  After such an event, it is hard to think straight, but victims need to force themselves to get it together and start thinking about filing a personal injury claim in order to recover the compensation they need to address the physical, emotional, and financial burdens incurred as a result of the accident.  One of the first questions that needs to be answered is who the claim will be filed against.  It is crucial to accurately determine the liable party or parties involved in order to successfully recover full and fair compensation.

Driver vs. Company Liability

In the event of a truck accident, both the truck driver and the trucking company may be liable.  The specific circumstances of the case will dictate who bears the majority of the responsibility.  

  • Driver’s liability: In many truck accident cases, the driver may be found liable if their actions lead to the accident.  Factors such as speeding, distracted driving, driver fatigue, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are common causes of truck accidents that can constitute negligence on the part of the driver.  When a driver’s actions directly contribute to the accident, they can be held personally liable for the damages incurred by the victims.
  • Company’s liability: In some cases, the trucking company may share or even bear the primary responsibility for the accident.  Trucking companies have a legal obligation to ensure their drivers are properly trained, licensed, and fit for duty.  They are also responsible for maintaining their vehicles in safe working conditions and adhering to all relevant safety regulations.  If the accident was the result of inadequate training, improper maintenance, or violations of safety protocols on the part of the trucking company, they may be held liable for the damages suffered by the victims.  

Consulting with an experienced truck accident attorney can help victims understand their legal rights and options and pursue the most effective course of action for their case.  

Contact Our Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today

Determining whether to sue the driver or the trucking company after a truck accident is a critical decision that requires careful consideration of various factors.  While each case is unique, seeking guidance from a skilled attorney like Frank P. Marsalisi can provide invaluable support and advocacy throughout the legal process.  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, do not navigate the legal complexities alone.  Contact Marsalisi Law through our contact form or call (727) 800-5052 to schedule a consultation with Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi.  With his commitment to securing justice for his clients, you can trust that you’re in capable hands.  Let Marsalisi Law fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your recovery and moving forward with your life.

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