Who is at Fault in a Commercial Truck Accident?
Get a truck accident attorney who can get to the bottom of what happened
When a crash with a semi-truck happens, liability can get complicated.
There are often many people at fault in a truck accident. Identifying each one and getting the money you deserve from them can be a long and complicated process.
The attorneys at Hoover Rogers Law, LLP are here for the added challenges that truck accidents bring. We know how to track down liable individuals who may not want to be found and collect the kind of evidence the insurance companies can’t ignore.
If you were hurt in a truck accident in the Wichita Falls or Lawton area, contact our law firm to schedule a free injury case evaluation and learn more about what Hoover Rogers Law, LLP can do for you.
Potential at-fault parties in a truck wreck
It takes many companies and individuals working together to get a truck on the road. Any one of them, or sometimes multiple entities, may have done something negligent that contributed to your accident.
The kinds of businesses and professionals who may be liable for your accident include:
- Parts manufacturer
- Cargo loader
- Truck owner
- Trucking company
- Cargo owner
- Third-party contractor
How is fault determined in Texas and Oklahoma?
Accident fault is often determined during negotiations with the insurance company or by a judge and jury. The decisions are influenced by official accident reports and other evidence.
While their laws are different in many key aspects, in general, Texas and Oklahoma have the same fault standard. They are both modified comparative fault states that observe a 51 percent bar rule. This means that in an accident, fault is distributed among all the people involved. If you are 50 percent or less at fault, you can recover, but your recovery is reduced by your percentage of fault.
In other words, the more responsibility for the accident trucking corporations and related businesses can put on you, the less they must pay.
Don’t be the only one without a lawyer
To protect your rights after a bad truck accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The other corporations, truckers, and insurance companies will have their own counsel gunning for their interests. You should have someone in your corner fighting hard for you, too.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP is aggressive in our pursuit of compensation for people injured in the Wichita Falls and Lawton area. While you heal, we will stand up for you and demand the money you deserve.
To learn more about how the law applies to your case and your legal options, contact our law firm to schedule a free injury case evaluation with a truck accident attorney. Don’t delay. We are ready to hear from you now.