If you have recently been involved in an accident that involved a commercial semi-truck, you should consider hiring a Nashville truck accident attorney to assist you in your case. If you aren’t careful, the insurance company could attempt to settle with you for much less than it should, which can leave you scrambling to handle your own medical bills and to pay your own bills and support yourself and your family while you are out of work. There are actually multiple parties who may be able to be held responsible for a truck accident; this will depend on your individual case, so it’s best to see a good lawyer to find out more.
If it is found that the driver of the truck was being negligent in any way during the accident, such as driving while under the influence or speeding, then he or she could be held responsible.
The Trucking Company
Additionally, the trucking company that hired the truck driver could be held responsible for the accident. This may be the case if the driver was negligent, if the trucking company hired someone with a poor driving record, if the trucking company sent out a truck that was overloaded, or if the company did not take good care of its truck, which resulted in an accident.
The Truck Manufacturer
In some cases, these accidents are caused by trucks and truck parts that are faulty. In these situations, your lawyer might be able to make a case against the manufacturer of the truck.
As you can see, there are multiple people who can be held responsible for a trucking accident. If you need help with your case, contact us at Mitch Grissim & Associates today.