Who is responsible for the 18-wheeler accident that left me injured?
18-wheelers are a common presence on roadways across the United States and unfortunately can cause serious injury and property damage if they are involved in a collision. When accidents involving these vehicles do occur, there are a number of different parties that could bear responsibility for the accident.
In many cases, a mistake that the driver made behind the wheel is found to be the root cause of an accident. However, in other circumstances, a trucking company could bear responsibility, especially if they violated hours of service regulations for their drivers or failed to properly screen or train their drivers. Additionally, in some cases responsibility lies with a vehicle or parts manufacturer if a semi-truck accident resulted from a vehicle defect or malfunction.