Truck accidents are unlike vehicle accidents because they are often far more complex and difficult to navigate, with numerous parties potentially being liable, so hiring an Idaho truck accident attorney from Andrew Injury Law is recommended.
This is especially true if you want to learn more about who you can sue for a truck crash. To help give you an idea of the liable parties you might encounter that are worth suing, we’ve discussed them in this blog.
After learning more about who you can sue, you can hire a highly skilled Idaho truck accident lawyer to help you investigate the accident and determine how much is a fair settlement for your case.
Many different parties can be held liable for a truck crash. In addition, there are times when multiple parties can be sued simultaneously for their involvement in the accident. The key is finding out who to sue. Your truck accident attorney can identify all liable parties you might sue.
In Idaho, trucking companies are required by law to follow state and federal safety regulations, practices, and laws. Unfortunately, many truck companies don’t follow these rules, leading to or contributing to accidents involving truck drivers.
For example, a trucking company might not keep up with maintenance on its trucks, and this could lead to a loss of control while driving. Another example is when a trucking company purposely disregards load regulations, causing a truck driver to jackknife or become involved in a rollover accident.
Should your attorney uncover that a trucking company is fully or partially responsible for an accident due to violating state or federal laws, they can help you sue them.
Another common defendant in a truck accident is a truck driver. Unfortunately, truck drivers often partake in risky road behavior like driving under the influence, driving while fatigued, driving aggressively, distracted driving, or speeding. These reckless and negligent actions result in truck accidents.
Since Idaho is an at-fault state, you have the right to sue a truck driver if they are found to be responsible for the accident that transpired. However, truck drivers often have limited resources and insurance, so it can be difficult to sue them directly to obtain a settlement or judgment.
That’s why speaking with a lawyer is recommended, as they can help you ensure you receive the most compensation possible for your case.
Not all trucking companies conduct their own maintenance, so a maintenance problem causing an accident won’t solely fall upon a trucking company.
If a trucking company has hired a separate maintenance company to service, repair, and maintain its fleet, it is the responsibility of the maintenance company to ensure the trucks operate as they should.
To sue a maintenance company, you must prove that they did not service, repair, or maintain the truck involved in the accident. Alternatively, you might have to prove that they did not perform the designated services correctly and that this incompetence led to the accident.
In addition, you might discover that you will need to sue the maintenance and trucking companies as they often incentivize one another to cut corners regarding maintenance and inspections.
Uncovering who to sue in an Idaho trucking accident can be challenging, especially if you suspect more than one party is responsible for the crash.
So, if you have questions and want to take legal action but are unsure where to turn, you can speak with the truck accident lawyers at Andrew Injury Law.
Our firm can look into the details of your case to help you establish a plan of action that results in you securing compensation. Schedule an appointment with us here.
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