When people in Connecticut get into a trucking accident, it’s often very devastating. Trucks are big, so the damage they do is often catastrophic. If victims have survived the crash, they’re most likely dealing with medical issues, lost pay, and a host of other issues that could seriously affect their quality of life. They’re going to want to do everything they can to make sure that they protect themselves so that they can continue to live as comfortably as possible while they heal.
If people injured in a trucking accident try to get some sort of compensation for their injuries, they’re going to need to prove that everyone connected to the truck is liable for the accident.
How are truck drivers and trucking companies held responsible and trucking accidents?
People involved in trucking accidents are often quick to assume that it’s only the driver who’s responsible for the crash. In fact, other parties could also become attached to any lawsuits.
Trucking companies could also be responsible for trucking accidents if they used inexperienced or overworked drivers. In order to keep their businesses going, trucking companies sometimes hire truckers who don’t have the experience required to manage the types of trucks they use. These inexperienced drivers often cause accidents
Sometimes trucking accidents happen because of maintenance issues or equipment failures related to the truck. If a truck involved in a trucking accident was not properly maintained, the person or company that technically owns the truck could be named a party in the accident. The owner of the truck could be a leasing company if the trucking company leases the trucks, or the owner could be the trucking company if the trucking company owns its own trucks. In this situation, the responsibility falls with the driver for not controlling the truck and the owner for not maintaining it.
People who load the trucks may also be responsible for trucking accidents. Improperly loaded vehicles are routinely the cause of very serious trucking accidents. If the load is not secured properly, it could fall off the truck, injuring or killing drivers or pedestrians nearby.
Who can people turn to for help with trucking accidents?
Trucking accidents are often catastrophic and life-changing. People who need help navigating life after an accident may benefit by working with attorneys who have experience dealing with these types of cases.