5.25.2021

Who Is Liable in a Commercial Tractor Trailer Accident?

Written by: Bishop & Hayes

Pursuing Damages If You Are Involved in a Semi Truck Accident

Accidents involving large commercial trucks like tractor trailers or semi trucks differ in several ways, from collisions between two passenger vehicles. Truck accidents often require an in-depth crash investigation and may involve more than one liable party. 

At Bishop & Hayes, P.C., our attorneys represent individuals and their families who have been injured or killed in commercial truck accidents. Our legal team has recovered millions on behalf of truck accident victims. If you were hit by a tractor trailer, contact our office to speak directly with a partner with the firm. All consultations are free, and there are no fees unless we win.

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Commercial Truck Accident?

Determining who to hold liable in a commercial tractor trailer accident, can be difficult and generally requires the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer. In order to receive the maximum compensation available in your case, it is imperative that you name all responsible parties and file a claim against the appropriate insurance policies. 

Parties that can be held liable in an accident involving a semi truck:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company or carrier
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Auto part manufacturer
  • Government entity
  • Cargo shipper
  • Third-party vendors

Depending on the situation, there may be multiple liable parties and multiple insurance companies involved in the case. It may be necessary to subpoena witnesses, documents, and safety logs to hold the appropriate parties accountable. 

Without the help of a lawyer, you may end up settling your case for significantly less than it is worth. Therefore, never sign anything until your claim has been reviewed by an attorney.

Commercial Truck Accidents Usually Involve Serious Injuries

Because of the size and weight of the vehicle, crashes involving tractor trailers and semi trucks often involve serious injuries. An attorney can help to ensure that you receive full compensation for your damages, including payment for your medical bills, future treatment, lost wages, and more. 

Shortly after a commercial truck accident, you may be contacted by an insurance adjuster hoping to settle the claim quickly for the least amount of money possible. Unfortunately, unrepresented truck accident victims routinely receive less compensation for their injuries, causing financial hardship when they are unable to work.

Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation

Were you injured in a tractor trailer accident? Contact Bishop & Hayes, P.C. for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers know what it takes to win commercial truck accident cases. We have received six and seven-figure settlements on behalf of injury victims and their families and will fight for your recovery.
Commercial truck accidents are a unique area of auto injury law and require specific knowledge about state and federal regulations. When you are injured in a crash involving one of these large trucks, you need experience that you can trust. Call our team at (417) 862-5544 to discuss your legal options. All cases are handled by a partner with the firm.

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