Who’s responsible for my truck accident injury?
Due to the numerous laws that regulate the trucking industry, there can be some confusion regarding who is actually at fault after a truck accident. Usually, a trucking company will assume liability if the accident involved an illegally overworked driver, a driver with a dangerous driving history that should not have been hired, or an untrained new employee. They may also assume responsibility for a lack of proper repairs having been made of the truck. On the other hand, drivers may be liable for errors on the road they make. Manufacturers are usually responsible for unexpected malfunctions or defects. The government is often responsible for road defects.
If you’ve sustained an injury in a truck accident, you may be eligible to file for financial compensation as a result. To learn more about the process involved and how we may be able to answer your questions regarding your claim, contact a New York City injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.