Factors of a Truck Accident
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to harm resulting from a semi truck accident you may be curious whether you can hold the driver accountable. You may be surprised to know that in some cases, not only will you be able to pursue the driver in a court of law; you may be able to hold many other parties accountable as well.
When an 18-wheeler is on the road, the driver is often not the owner, he simply drives the truck provided for him to get the load from one place to the next. If he is the driver he often is contracted out to haul another company's load. These companies have an obligation to maintain their trucks and ensure the loads are adhering to various safety regulations regarding hazardous loads and are not deemed dangerous for being over the weight limit that is imposed based upon whether they are a two-axle, tandem or single axle truck.
Damages awarded in can be substantial. The court may determine you are entitled to damages if you have lost a companion, lost wages, lost the ability to earn an income, pain and suffering, medical expense and other financial losses that follow your accident.
If you were and you don't know where to turn, a Texas accident attorney with a focus on Truck accidents will be able to hear your case and determine, based upon your circumstance, what the best route for you is in receiving the maximum compensation.