Big Truck Accidents: Was the Driver or Trucking Company To Blame?

Written by Troy Marsh |

Big truck accidents are different. Big truck accidents are more complex, more complicated, and more time consuming than smaller passenger vehicle accidents. Big truck accidents involve different state and federal laws and regulations that place different obligations on the driver, owner, and employer.

Being injured in a truck accident is traumatic, and you may not know what led to the collision. Things probably happened very quickly, but it’s essential to find out who caused your truck accident so all responsible parties can be held financially liable. You might immediately assign blame to the driver, and if they were distracted or violating the law, that might be the right call. But the company that employs them may also be in the wrong. In some cases, a third party may even be responsible in some way.

In short, Georgia truck accidents are rarely cut and dry. If you want to recover properly, you should work with a lawyer to determine exactly what happened and why.

Attorney Troy Marsh has been representing victims of big truck and motor vehicle accidents in and around Bulloch County for more than 26 years. In fact, it’s his specialty. Let him determine what happened and who’s really at fault for your truck accident. Then, he’ll work hard to get everything you deserve.

Call us at (912) 764-7388 for a free consult 24/7. There’s no fee unless you win.

Who Is at Fault for Your Truck Accident?

Trucking accidents involve a lot of people and large companies. They have a vested interest in limiting their responsibility and sometimes try to shift fault to you. It’s crucial to figure out who is really to blame so you can get all of the compensation necessary to cover your losses. The following parties could be responsible:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver’s employer
  • The owner of the truck
  • Cargo loaders
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The maintenance company
  • A repair shop

Any person or company involved with the truck’s upkeep or loading its cargo could also be to blame. Your attorney will need to thoroughly investigate your crash to ensure everyone is named if you file a lawsuit.

Finding Fault & Liability in a Big Truck Accident

It can be difficult to prove exactly who was at fault and which insurance companies are financially responsible. Your attorney must ultimately prove that at least one other party was negligent. Negligence is a legal theory based on duty, breach of duty, injury, and causation. A truck driver must drive responsibly. A trucking company must hire capable drivers and train them appropriately. All other involved parties also have duties.

If a party fails to uphold their legal duty, or breaches the duty, then they are considered to be negligent. If their negligence causes you to suffer an injury and you have resulting losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you are entitled to be compensated.

Your attorney will have to investigate your claim and prove who was at fault to determine negligence and liability.

Troy Marsh Can Help Navigate Your Claim

It can be challenging to get the compensation you deserve after a big truck wreck. But for over 27 years, attorney Troy Marsh has been leveling the playing field by securing favorable results and jury verdicts for people injured in Statesboro truck accidents. He can help you too.

Attorney Marsh will listen to what happened, independently investigate, and get to the bottom of what happened. If a truck driver was driving recklessly or violating the law, he’ll find out. If a trucking company was using defective equipment or pressuring drivers to travel longer than they should, he’ll uncover that too.

If you want answers and the compensation you’re entitled to by law, call The Marsh Law Firm today at (912) 764-7388. We will begin working on your case right away, and there’s no fee unless we win.