Who is liable for personal injury caused by truck accidents?
Truck drivers can be legally responsible for injuries or wrongful death caused by their negligence. Employers are vicariously accountable for the negligence of their employee truck drivers. Employers can be directly accountable if they hired untrained or incompetent drivers or had a reason to know the driver was no longer qualified. Federal regulations say some lessees, former owners who failed to properly maintain or repair the trucks, if the truck is loaded by a third party, if the truck was defectively or not properly designed, in this case the manufacturer of the truck or the manufacturer of the component parts; all these people can may be legally responsible for truck accidents.
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