If I am involved in an accident with a commercial truck and the driver is deemed at fault, can I sue his or her employer for any injuries that I sustain?

You may be able to sue a trucking company if an employment relationship can be established between the trucker and the trucking company. If there is an employer/employee relationship, the company may be held legally liable for their driver’s negligence. It is not always easy to determine the relationship between a trucker and the company for which he or she works, particularly if the driver is an independent contractor. Your attorney would need to find out how much supervision the trucker received from the company to determine his or her status.

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