Negligent Truck Drivers, Companies, and Owners Can Be Held Liable After Crashes
When it comes to getting compensation, truck accidents are much more complex than car accidents. There are three primary reasons for this.
First, the trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a wing of the U.S. Department of Transportation. That means that parties involved with trucks must abide by rules that don’t apply to ordinary motorists. However, they also must follow all traffic laws in addition to extra laws concerning weight limits, on-duty time, and more.
Second, more parties can be held liable after a truck accident. A driver may be held liable for breaking traffic laws before causing a crash. A truck company may be held liable for overloading a truck. And a truck owner may be held liable for failing to maintain a truck.
And finally, insurance companies representing truck drivers, companies, and owners are often more reluctant to pay victims settlements. That’s because the settlements are frequently more expensive and thus do more to hurt their bottom lines.
The combination of these factors makes it hard for innocent victims to get compensation on their own. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our Dallas truck accident lawyers work hard to help people injured in truck accidents get maximum settlements for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact us today after a truck accident that wasn’t your fault. We want to help you get paid.