Who is Liable in a Tractor-Trailer Accident?

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If you have been injured in a West Virginia truck accident, you may be able to hold more than one party responsible for your losses. In order to identify all liable parties in a tractor-trailer accident case, it is essential to fully investigate the accident as soon as possible. Trucking companies have their own lawyers and representatives who will work to retrieve evidence as soon as possible after a truck accident occurs. If you want to build the strongest case possible, you need the help of an experienced Morgantown truck accident attorney.

Some of the people and companies that can potentially be held liable in a trucking accident case include:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck (or trailer)
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The freight loader or shipper (in cases that involve injuries caused by a truck’s cargo)
  • The company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner.

These cases can get complicated quickly especially if the trucking, leasing, and hauling companies begin to argue amongst themselves about whose insurance will compensate the truck accident victim. Each party will also try to deny or downplay their liability as much as possible. Our experienced West Virginia truck accident lawyers have years of experience handling complex truck accident cases. You can trust us to thoroughly investigate your accident and fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve.

If you have further questions about West Virginia tractor-trailer accidents, please contact Jim Leach, L.C., today or call 304-865-8530 for a free phone consultation with one of our experienced Morgantown personal injury attorneys.