Posted: May 14, 2020
Truck accidents are often serious for the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles. Killing approximately 5,000 people every year, truck accidents commonly result in injuries such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Pulverized Bone
- Punctured Organs
These injuries may require a lengthy hospital stay. They may necessitate long-term rehabilitation, require modifications to your home, and prevent you from living your most rewarding life. These are the factors that will influence the settlement you will need to make the best recovery possible. But who is going to pay?
Truck Accident Liability
There can be multiple parties involved in a truck accident – some of whom may be hundreds of miles away from the scene. Determining which of these parties can be held liable is best accomplished through the investigative process.
At Brown & Brown, we take time to thoroughly investigate truck accidents, working to make sure we identify all potential parties. Only by holding each party accountable can we seek the true compensation you are due.
Liability in a truck accident may fall on:
- The Trucker
- The Trucking Company
- Parts Manufacturers
- Government entities
The nature of your accident and all contributing factors must be established before liability can be determined. Our attorneys are prepared to get to work on your case right away to help ensure all liable parties are held to account.
What if I Played a Role in My Truck Accident?
You may still be able to recover damages following a truck accident that you played a role in causing. However, any settlement or verdict awarded will be reduced by the percentage that you are found responsible.
It is possible that you only think you played a role in your accident. There are likely several factors you are overlooking. We will work to uncover them all. This is something that we can discuss in greater detail during your initial consultation.
If you need a truck accident lawyer in the greater St. Louis area, call 314-333-3333 or 618-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation at one of our offices today.