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Understanding Liability Issues in a Trucking Accident

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Accidents involving 18-wheelers or other large commercial trucks can cause a variety of issues as to who is liable for property damage and personal injuries. That’s because trucking accidents can involve multiple individuals (not just the truck driver) and multiple companies. That’s why it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in trucking cases if you’re injured in this type of accident through no fault of your own.

Exactly Who is Responsible?

Liability for a trucking accident may be attributed to a number of responsible parties. These can range from the manufacturer of the truck to the company that loaded the cargo, the company that owns the truck, the agency who hired the driver or the actual truck driver.

For example, the company that built the truck may have created a defect that caused the accident. The company that loaded the cargo may have done so improperly, causing the cargo to fall off the truck and cause the accident. The company that owns the truck may have failed to inspect or maintain the vehicle properly, leading to the accident. The company that hired the truck driver may have created unsafe conditions or pushed the driver too hard to meet a deadline by driving too many hours straight. Or the driver may have broken traffic laws, resulting in an accident.

These are just a few of numerous complicated issues that must be investigated when determining liability for a trucking accident. That’s why it’s vital that you hire an attorney who is experienced in these specific types of cases in order to protect your rights.

Trucking accident? Trust Morrow, Gates and Morrow for legal assistance.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you should get legal help immediately. The attorneys at Morrow, Gates and Morrow have a great deal of experience as well as the legal knowledge needed to successfully handle trucking accident cases. We’ll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.


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Put your trust in Morrow, Gates and Morrow.

If you or a loved one are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you should seek legal assistance immediately. At Morrow, Gates and Morrow, LLC. our attorneys are highly experienced in handling personal injury cases of all types and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Disclaimer: The blog posts from Morrow, Gates & Morrow consist of hypothetical scenarios, opinions and generic information. These scenarios are in no way meant to assess blame on any party in real-life situations and are presented for informational purposes only.

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Contact us right away by phone (337) 942-6529 after any personal injury. Morrow, Gates & Morrow, LLC. can review your case and help you get compensated and hold the other party responsible.

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