Even in the 21st century, the trucking industry is a vital cog in the day-to-day activities of our country. A vast number of trucks travel U.S. and Pennsylvania highways. Of the estimated 15.5 million trucks operating in the U.S. today, two million of them are tractor-trailers.
Tractor-trailers are large trucks that are sometimes three times the size of an automobile. When involved in an accident, these vehicles cause significantly more damage than an automobile or motorcycle.
However, when a truck is involved in an accident, suing the driver of the truck for his or her liability in causing an accident is not always as simple as suing the driver of an automobile. There may be more parties to hold accountable and more ways to successfully recover. Holding all of the appropriate parties accountable for a truck accident is the optimal way to receive full compensation, while ensuring that truck drivers be held accountable for unsafe driving.
The parties that may potentially be liable for a truck accident include:
Of course, proving these allegations may be a complicated and time-consuming process. It is wise to contact an attorney experienced in litigating personal injury lawsuits involving truck accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or truck accident, contact Powell Law at call (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win.