Accidents involving massive trucks like semis, tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, and tow trucks are serious traffic collisions that commonly result in serious injury or death to occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. Though in many cases, the driver of the truck is at-fault and negligently caused the accident and your injuries, in some situations, they may not be liable or may not be the only party liability. Here are a few other parties that may owe you compensation for your Alabama truck accident injuries.
If a trucking company was negligent in hiring the truck driver involved in the accident, they may partly to blame for the accident. Trucking companies may also be liable for not keeping accurate driver logs or permitting drivers to exceed their legal hour limits or drive without the proper license.
Repair and maintenance shops are responsible for performing their work in a non-negligent manner. Sloppy, incomplete, or substandard work that contributed to or outright caused the accident may result in liability for your injuries.
Manufacturers of large trucks are legally obligated not to produce, design, or defective market products. The production of a defective truck renders a manufacturer strictly liable for injuries resulting from the defect, meaning you do not need to prove they were negligent to potentially recover damages.
If a truck accident is the result of hazardous design, construction, or maintenance of a road, the government agency in charge of these tasks may be liable for damages. There is a special process for suing a government entity, so it’s advisable to work with a skilled Alabama personal injury attorney to avoid costly mistakes.
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If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident involving a truck, call the skilled Mobile Personal Injury Attorneys at Stevenson Klotz today to fight for you to receive maximum compensation from all parties responsible for your injuries. We have years of experience working with clients like you and getting them the money they need to put their lives back on track. Call us today at (850) 706-4226 or fill out our online Contact Page to schedule your no-obligation, free initial case evaluation. Let us focus on your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.