Who Can Be at Fault in a Truck Accident?

  • The Driver: Like other vehicle accidents, the truck driver can be at fault for an accident. Distracted driving, driving while fatigued, and failing to comply with traffic laws can all result in the truck driver themselves being responsible for causing an accident.
  • The Manufacturer: Sometimes, a truck driver can do everything right, but if something is wrong with the truck itself, they may still end up getting in an accident.
  • The Trucking Company: Along with drivers of commercial vehicles, the company they work for could also be liable for an accident. All trucking companies are responsible for doing thorough background checks on all of their drivers, ensuring their drivers a properly trained, and making sure their drivers aren’t over-scheduled.
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