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Who Can I Sue for a Truck Accident in Michigan?

When you’re dealing with the physical, financial, and emotional hardships following a truck accident, it can be easy to put the idea of taking legal action in the back of your mind. However, it is a real situation that should be addressed so you can focus on your recovery after sustaining an injury.

Legal action can be complex, especially because of the different parties who can be responsible in the actions following a truck accident. It’s important for individuals to understand who can be sued for the damages sustained in a truck accident.

The Truck Driver

Oftentimes, the damages sustained in a truck accident are caused by some sort of negligence on behalf of the truck driver. This can include certain actions including drunk driving, distracted driving, fatigued driving, or reckless driving when the truck driver doesn’t follow certain regulations in the industry.

For instance, if the truck driver fails to obey laws regarding how long they’re able to drive without a break, they may cause serious accidents due to being tired. Also, if the truck driver is inebriated in any way, their actions can alter their decision-making abilities and cause them to crash.

The Trucking Company

After an accident, it may come out that the cause of the crash was a failure to properly maintain the truck and trailer. If these are owned by the trucking company, they may be held responsible to a certain degree should they not take the proper steps to ensure brakes, steering, tires, engine, and more are properly cared for and safe for the driver to operate.

Any Entity Who Had a Role In the Cause of the Accident

Sometimes, the cause of the truck accident can be an overloaded or unevenly loaded cargo, which can cause the truck to rollover. As such, the party responsible for loading the truck has the task of ensuring it is done so in a safe manner and according to regulations. Failure to do so can make them responsible for any damages that occur due to their error.

At Goodman Acker, we know that you are going through a difficult time. You can trust that we work hard to help determine the negligent and liable party, and we pursue the legal action necessary to help you move forward after the harm you’ve sustained.

Our Detroit truck accident lawyers are ready to stand by your side and help you move forward. You deserve compensation and our top priority is helping you get the results you deserve. We’re ready to be your trusted advocates. Goodman Acker, good decision.

Call our firm today at (248) 793-2010 for a free consultation about your rights.

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