Truck accidents are no joke, and if one gets involved in one, it can severely change their life, and not in a good way. And an accident like that not only affects the victim but also the family when they are severely injured. The most challenging part of it all is determining who is responsible for the accident, and the process of determining that usually entails looking over the accident scene, hearing from witnesses, and calculating non-monetary losses. If you want to protect your rights, you should hire a lawyer who can safeguard them.
Isn’t it fair that a victim of a truck accident be fairly compensated for all the suffering the victim had to go through because of the accident and injuries? It’s not really to get back to their everyday lives. In order to establish the fact that the other party was responsible, you’ll have to demonstrate that the truck driver failed to exercise the appropriate amount of care. Other people that you can hold responsible for the accident apart from the truck driver are the shipper or loader of the goods, the truck driver, the manufacturer of a defective truck item, or any other involved third party. What we gather from this is that it’s not just the truck driver who may be responsible for the accident.
What happens in the case of comparative negligence?
Even though it’s true that most of the time it’s the fault, that may not be true in every case. In some cases, the accident could have been caused by you as well. In such cases, since you are also responsible, the amount of compensation you will get will depend on the extent of your liability. For example, if it is determined that you were fifteen percent responsible for the accident, you’ll be able to recover eighty-five percent of the compensation you would have gotten.
As we have discussed already, there may be multiple parties who are responsible for the truck accident. Based on that you’ll be able to determine who can be held accountable the most. There is no need for you to be scared even if you were partly responsible. Just get in touch with a lawyer and he will take care of all the legal processes for you. Do not delay and take immediate action toward what you are entitled to.