Determining who should be held accountable in a truck accident
If you’re involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, there’s a good chance it was one of the most traumatic events of your life. Given the size and weight disparity between cars and trucks on the road, the potential for a catastrophic injury or death remains a real possibility.
At White and Champagne LLC, as attorneys with years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and working on numerous truck accident cases, know that one of the most important keys to any case is determining all the parties who may be held liable. While truck drivers are generally among the safest groups of drivers on the road, sometimes fatigue, equipment failure or other issues crop up that can result in significant harm to you or your loved ones.
If you’re the victim of an accident with a truck and you believe the truck driver shares at least some, if not all, of the blame for the accident, it is imperative that you contact us immediately.
While holding the drivers liable for their actions is standard, we know that there may be other parties that should bear responsibility as well.
The first place we look is at the relationship between the driver and the company he works for. If the company has assigned the driver a rig that is not safe because it’s not properly maintained, then the parent company may actually bear the brunt of the negligence involved in an accident.
Another thing we look at are the road conditions where an accident took place. If the roadway was under construction with safety warnings that were inadequately posted, this could also be a contributing factor, and holding construction companies or government agencies accountable may also be a reasonable course to pursue.
The important thing to remember is that a truck accident case can be much more complicated than it may seem at first, which is why you need our experience as truck accidents attorneys representing you, giving you the best possible chance to earn the settlement to which you’re entitled.
White and Champagne LLC proudly serves Indianapolis, Westfield and surrounding Marion County and Indiana communities. Contact us for a free initial consultation at (317) 259-9480 or toll free at 800-570-2848