If I am injured in a truck accident, can I sue the truck driver’s company?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent truck driver. In some cases, you may also be able to pursue legal action against the trucking company if it employed the driver. The company may be liable for your injuries under the theory of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability makes employers liable for the negligent actions their employees commit within the scope of employment.

There are several other circumstances in which a trucking company can be sued for the negligence of its truck driver. These include failing to properly train the truck driver, not letting the driver take breaks, failing to maintain the truck or allowing the driver to violate trucking regulations, among others.

There are many factors to consider in truck accident cases, such as whether the truck driver was an independent contractor or whether the collision occurred during an off-duty period. Because truck accident claims can be complex, it is best to speak to an experienced truck accident attorney. The attorneys at Joyce & Reyes can help you determine who is at fault and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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