At the start of a truck injury case, you are likely to think of it as you versus the driver. This is typically not the way things end up.
Truck accident injury cases are usually complex, and it is not just because the injuries themselves tend to be catastrophic. Many parties could potentially be responsible for your losses.
Who is responsible?
The basic purpose of a personal injury case is to help make someone whole. This typically happens when a negligent party pays you for your injury.
With truck accidents, a large part of the legal work is usually tracking down the people who are responsible for your injuries. Here are some examples of people who might have caused your accident or made it worse, aside from a negligent driver:
- Trucking companies, potentially even if they did not mismanage their drivers
- Another car driver who caused the truck to hit you
- A cargo loader who did not secure the truck’s load
- Manufacturers or suppliers of truck or car parts
This is just a selection. The exact responsible parties would depend on your exact situation.
Why should you care?
There are two reasons why this seemingly fine point could be important to your case. First, if you want justice against the parties who permanently impacted your life, it would benefit you to find out exactly who is responsible. Second, while individual parties might not have the resources to cover all of your injuries, all of the responsible parties combined could probably come much closer.
The way you pursue your personal injury case is your choice. However, please bear in mind that common sense might not always apply when dealing with trucking companies, insurers and severe injuries.