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Shared Responsibility for Causing a Commercial Truck Accident

Posted By Doan Law Firm || 13-Jun-2017

Understand Your Legal Rights with a Doan Law Firm Truck Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in a commercial truck accident, you face an array of unique issues that do not exist in cases involving collisions between automobiles. A key issue you face when pursuing an insurance claim, or a lawsuit, in the aftermath of commercial truck accident is addressing the matter of shared responsibility for the collision.

The reality is that in nearly every commercial truck accident claim or case, multiple parties will be deemed legally responsible for the accident. A commercial truck accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000 can meet with you and explain how shared responsibility for a truck accident may be an issue in your case. Our truck accident telephone hotline is staffed 24 hours a day. You can call us anytime.

Parties Potentially Responsible for Your Accident

The parties deemed responsible for causing a truck accident depend on the facts and circumstances leading up to and surrounding the collision itself. With that noted, there are some parties that commonly are held responsible for causing a commercial truck accident. These include:

  • truck driver
  • truck owner or trucking company
  • truck manufacturer
  • truck parts manufacturer
  • maintehance provider
  • other motorist

You May Legally Share Some Responsibility for Your Accident

Most states have what is called a system of comparative negligence. This means that the manner in which all parties contributed to an accident comes into play in determine the extent to which each individual party is at fault. You will be included in that calculation. In other words, an examination is made as to whether and to what extent you contributed to causing an accident involving a commercial truck.

The amount of any settlement or judgment is reduced by the percentage of your contribution to the accident. For example, if you are deemed to be 10 percent responsible for the accident, any settlement or judgment in your case will be reduced by 10 percent.

There are other elements associated with the process of comparing negligence in a commercial truck accident case. You can learn more about these elements through a consultation with a truck accident lawyer from our firm.

The Doan Law Firm has an attorney fee guarantee in a commercial truck accident case. Our firm will never charge you an attorney fee in your case unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you. We utilize what is called a contingency fee agreement. Through this arrangement, if we win your case, the fee will be an agreed percentage of any settlement or judgment we obtain for you.

Categories: Truck Accident

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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