If you are involved in a truck accident in California, you can file a lawsuit to claim for the losses you incurred. For filing such a claim, you have to be aware of all parties are involved in the operation of a truck.
A truck driver may not be the only one who is responsible for the accident. An accident might have been caused by the negligence of the truck company, loading company or the manufacturers. You should have enough knowledge about them to sue the right parties. A truck accident lawyer will help you to file a lawsuit against different parties who can be held responsible for the accident.
Following are different parties who have the liability for a truck accident:
The most common cause which results in truck accidents are driver errors. There are some common driver errors like over speeding, negligence of traffic rules, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, reckless driving etc., which often cause truck accidents. An accident can also occur if the driver suffered fatigue or any other medical condition that caused him/her to loss control of the vehicle. You can find a California truck accident lawyer to investigate about the real cause of the accident and to estimate the claim amount.
Trucking companies are responsible for maintaining and repairing the truck. If the company fails to repair the truck or neglect the damage then it can lead to accidents.
The trucking companies are also responsible for hiring the truck driver and training them. If the driver is unqualified or not properly trained or has a history of bad driving or alcohol or drug violations, then this may cause an accident.
If these are the reasons which resulted in a truck accident then you can file the lawsuit against the trucking company also.
The loading company that loads the cargo in the truck should make sure that the contents are secured properly. If the cargo is loose or unsecured or distributed improperly, then it can also result in an accident. So if the reason for the accident is any of these then the loading company will be liable for the accident.
Defective parts of a truck can also lead to accidents. If the accident is caused by the malfunctioning of the truck parts like tires, steering system, brakes, lights etc., you can sue the manufacturers of the truck parts.
Different parties can be held responsible for a truck accident. So when you are involved in a truck accident, consult a truck accident lawyer in California to find out which all parties can be sued for the accident.