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Against whom should you make a claim in a truck collision?

On Behalf of | May 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Large truck drivers need to be particularly cautious on the roads, because their actions may lead to serious injuries or deaths if they cause a crash. Unfortunately, many people do get into crashes with large trucks, and they may have serious injuries as a result.

If you’ve been involved in a crash with a semi or other commercial vehicle, you should know that you can make a claim for compensation against the driver for their actions. That might not be the only person against whom you can make a claim, though.

What can you make a claim against in a truck crash case?

It’s normal to make claims against:

  • The at-fault driver of the truck
  • Mechanics who created a fault that led to the crash
  • The truck driver’s employer
  • Manufacturers of parts of components that failed and led to a crash

Of course, every case is different, so against whom you can file a personal injury claim will vary based on the specific facts of your case.

What’s the easiest way to make a claim?

In the simplest scenario, what you’ll do is make a claim against the other person’s car insurance. If their insurance is high enough, then your attorney will fight for your fair compensation and try to obtain a settlement that is enough to support you during recovery and recover your losses.

Not all claims are this simple, though. Sometimes, you will have to pursue a claim against multiple entities, which can make the case trickier. This may also mean that you have a better opportunity to get all the compensation you need, so even though it does make things more complex, you might be better off as a result of the multiple people you can claim against.

Learn more about your options before you start your claim or settle one

Your attorney will talk to you about the different options that you have and if there is more than one party responsible for your crash. If so, you’ll be able to look into making claims against all of the responsible individuals, so you can get the compensation that you need.