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Liability for Truck Accident Injury. Who Pays the Medical Expenses and Losses?

After an accident involving a commercial truck or tractor trailer, the expenses may begin to pile up. From medical expenses related to the actual truck accident injury, the repair or replacement costs of an automobile, to inability to pay regular bills due to the loss of wages, the costs of a truck accident can begin to mount up quickly. It’s not uncommon for commercial truck accident law suits to end up settling with the plaintiff for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Large rig commercial trucks are so massive, they cause tremendous amounts of damage when involved with a passenger car.

Who is Responsible to Pay?

There are many parties who may be liable for damages associatedwith a commercial truck accident case. Most often, the trucking company will bethe party who will be sued for damages. But depending on the cause of theaccident, sometimes additional parties can be held liable and made to pay thevictims for damages and pain and suffering.

Loading Facility

In cases where the cause of a truck accident can be traced backto unsecured, or improperly loaded cargo, the fault and liability may be placedon the loading company or facility. Often, an improperly balanced or improperlysecured load can cause a big rig truck to sway uncontrollably and cause anaccident. It is the responsibility of the loading company to make sure everyload is properly secured and balanced.

Owner of the Trailer

In some unique cases, the trailer owner may be held liable forthe damages of a truck accident. This is an uncommon case, but sometimes thecargo itself may cause an accident.

Owner of the Truck or “Tractor”

In some cases, the truck driver will be operating as anindependent contractor. Usually this means that he is liable for the damages,and his insurance company will be the one that will be made to pay compensationto the damaged party.

Talk to an Experienced TruckAccident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, be very weary of signing anything with an insurance company representing the trucking company before talking to an attorney experienced in truck accidents. The defendants insurance company will offer you an initialsettlement that is far less than what your are entitled to. You can get a free consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer at the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. who will be able to giveyou legal advice and guidance with regards to your options for collecting a fair settlement or court award. Contact us with a TOLL FREE call: 800 - 773 - 6770

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