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Who can be sued in a trucking accident?

There are a number of potential parties that may be sued in the aftermath of a big rig accident. Depending on what caused and contributed to the accident, you could sue:

  • the truck driver
  • the driver’s company
  • the owner of the truck
  • the owner of the trailer
  • the owner of the goods being hauled
  • the maintenance person or crew
  • the manufacturer of the truck and/or trailer

Each truck accident case is unique and all aspects of the crash should be thoroughly examined by an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure victims are compensated for their injuries. In some instances, a truck accident that resulted in a death may be an appropriate time to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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