Posted in Truck Accidents on January 27, 2017
In an accident involving a big rig, people often raise questions about liability. Many different parties may bear partial or full responsibility in accidents involving professional driving companies. Since big rig trucking accidents tend to cause serious and catastrophic injuries, knowing who to hold liable in the aftermath may improve your ability to pursue full and fair compensation.
In all personal injury claims, the claimant must prove three main elements to establish responsibility and secure damages:
Anyone who owed the accident victim a duty of care and breached that duty may face liability after an accident. In big rig truck accident claims, the possible liable parties may include:
To determine liability, investigators must consider every factor leading up to the incident. Roadway hazards, traffic conditions, vehicle maintenance, and driver behaviors may all affect who will face liability for the property damage and resulting injuries. Trucking companies often work quickly to conduct their own investigation and protect themselves from liability.
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