Can You Get Money from More than One Party After a Truck Accident?
When you consider the weight and size of big trucks, which can be 80,000 lbs. and dozens of feet, it’s easy to see why they often cause more serious injuries in crashes than passenger vehicles. And because victims of big truck accidents are often more severely hurt than people in other crashes, they need more compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After most auto accidents, victims file compensation claims against the drivers who caused their crashes, as those are usually the only at-fault parties. But in truck accident claims, multiple parties may be at fault. For example, the driver may have been speeding, the truck owner may have failed to maintain it, and the company using the truck may have overloaded it.
When multiple parties are liable for a truck accident, the victims may be able to get compensation from more than one of them. However, because getting compensation from even a single at-fault party can be difficult, it’s important for victims to have an experienced law firm on their side if they’re filing claims against multiple parties.
At Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers, our Green Bay truck accident attorneys know the rules and regulations that big trucks are subject to, including both local, state, and federal laws. When we build claims for truck accident victims, we look at them from every angle to determine which parties were negligent. Then, we hold them accountable for our clients’ damages.
If you were recently injured in a truck accident, our firm is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.