Brunswick County Truck Accident
Despite the fact that trucking is a highly regulated industry, accidents involving big rigs are on the rise. Semi-truck operators, owners, and manufacturers must follow a variety of state and federal regulations, including how much weight their truck can haul, how long operators can drive without rest, quality control in manufacturing and repair, and what to include in their log books are just some of the conduct that is regulated.
Who Can Be Sued in A Truck Accident Case?
Any person or entity who was directly responsible for or was a factor in the cause of a truck accident can be named as a defendant in a lawsuit for injuries or death. A truck accident case can have many potential defendants, including:
- Truck drivers. If the operator of the truck made a driving error, was driving while extremely fatigued, or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he can be sued for damages.
- Truck manufacturers. If a defect in the truck or its parts caused the accident, either the manufacturer or makers of the trucks parts can be named in the suit.
- Trucking companies. If the trucking company was in violation of any federal or state safety measures designed to prevent accidents, then the company can be a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.
- Shippers. If a truck carrying hazardous goods is involved in an accident and the shipper failed to advise the driver and the trucking company about the nature of the good being shipped, they can be held liable for injuries.
- Truck repair shop. If the truck involved in the accident was recently repaired and the repairs were not done properly and caused the accident, the person or company responsible for the repairs can be sued.
Were you seriously injured in a collision with a truck in Brunswick County, North Carolina? Contact the experienced truck accident attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial case evaluation today.