When a tractor-trailer collides with a passenger vehicle, the outcome for the occupants of the passenger vehicle is often catastrophic. A truck of that size moving at a high-rate of speed will impact with a lot of force and smaller vehicles and the human body will not stand-up well against such an event. If you have been in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you should consider hiring a Alhambra truck accident attorney at the Quirk Law Group.
Who is to blame in a trucking accident?
One of the difficulties that come with an injury claim that stems from a trucking accident is that there may be multiple parties that could share the blame. A plaintiff will need to be able to identify all of the potential defendants in the claim and know to what degree each party is liable. Without the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer, this task can be very difficult. The following is a list of a few of the potential defendants in a truck accident lawsuit:
- The owner of the truck
- The truck’s driver
- A company or individual that contracted the use of the truck
- A maintenance provider
- The truck manufacturer
- A truck part manufacturer
- The owner of the cargo
Why you need a truck accident lawyer
Figuring out who the defendants are and how much of the blame that they own is just one part of what is likely to be a very complicated case. A truck accident attorney needs to understand the relationships between these different defendants and how it affects their legal liability. Beyond that, an attorney will also need to be well versed in the laws that regulate trucking and they will also need to be aware of the different types of evidence that can be available. All of this information needs to be put together and there is still the issue of demonstrating and putting a value on the injuries of the claimant.
What we can do for you
As you can see, a case that involves a trucking accident is rather complex and it requires a level of expertise on the part of an attorney. At the Quirk Law Group, we understand these complicated issues and we are prepared to work on your behalf. Contact our Alhambra truck accident attorneys for a consultation and we can get started on your case right away.