Who Can be Held Liable for Damages in a Truck Accident?

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: January 26, 2021
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Truck Accident Liability

Truck accidents often result in serious injury. When you are injured in a truck accident, it is important that you know who can be held liable in order to seek fair and full compensation. However, unlike car accidents, liability in truck accidents may involve several parties who aren’t even on the scene, further complicating the issue.

Depending on the cause of your truck accident, there may be several liable parties. These include:

  • The driver of the truck
  • The company the driver works for
  • Third-party loading and cargo companies
  • Mechanics and parts manufacturers
  • Local, state, and federal government entities

Determining liability will require an investigation into your accident that looks at delivery schedules, maintenance records, and related information. This is one of several reasons it makes sense to have an attorney on your side as soon as possible after a truck accident.

Truck Accident Damages

Damages in a truck accident may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Wages lost during recovery
  • Projected future wages lost due to injury
  • Any necessary home modifications such as ramps and rails
  • Adaptive technologies including wheelchairs and prosthetics
  • Emotional suffering
  • Physical pain

Damages in a truck accident are often excessive and seldom covered by insurance. In order to fight for the maximum compensation your injury demands, you will want a lawyer on your side. The truck accident attorneys at Kelleher Law have the resources, dedication, and experience necessary to take these cases as far as needed in order to help you get compensation in-line with your actual damages.

Remember, most insurance settlements are based on a formula that assumes all injuries are the same. Your injury is unique. The way it has impacted your life is unique. The compensation you receive for your suffering should, likewise, be specific to your experience. We are here to help ensure that happens.

Please call Kelleher Law at 833-546-3675 to schedule a free consultation today. We maintain offices in Naples, Fort Myers, and Atlanta, GA and serve all surrounding communities.