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Who can you hold liable for a truck accident?

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2023 | Commercial Vehicle Accidents |

Truck accident claims can be complicated. Different parties participate in the creation and operation of a truck. Thus, it may be difficult to pinpoint the liable party if you are involved in a truck accident.

Here are the parties that may be responsible:


If a truck driver is negligent, they may be liable for an accident. For example, if they violate traffic laws or drive while impaired.

Trucking company

A trucking company that fails to maintain its vehicles properly may be a liable party if an accident occurs due to a mechanical issue. They might also bear some responsibility if they fail to screen or train drivers, force drivers to work longer hours than legally permitted or do not allow them the rest stops the law requires.

Cargo loaders

Cargo loaders are responsible for loading a truck. Trucking companies work with them because they know how to inspect cargo, how to measure and distribute cargo weight, the right securing method to use and so on.

If a loader makes a mistake, perhaps they overload a truck or fail to secure cargo properly, the driver may lose control or cargo may fall off the truck.


Manufacturer negligence, such as faulty brakes and tire blowouts, can cause a truck accident, in which case, the manufacturer may be liable. Note that you may have a case against the truck manufacturer or the company that built the component in question.

With legal guidance, you should determine who is liable for the injuries you sustained in a truck accident.