Generally, the answer to this question is yes, but there are complex issues that arise in trucking wrecks. The driver may be working for his own trucking company as well as another trucking company. Additionally, the USDOT numbers that are located on the tractor and/or trailer may impact who is responsible and liable for the crash. Other issues involving who dispatched the truck that hit you and/or who loaded the truck may come into play as well. We will be happy to review your case free of charge and let you know if we believe the truck driver and/or trucking company are responsible for your injuries. We will fight for you to get you the compensation that you deserve. By hiring an experienced attorney, you will be able to make an informed decision about how you want to proceed with your case.
If you have been involved in a wreck caused by a semi, big-rig, 18-wheeler, or tractor trailer, and have sustained injuries as a result, you should call a truck accident lawyer to see if you can file a personal injury claim. The lawyers at our office have handled multiple significant truck crashes involving everything from fender benders to unfortunate deaths. These wrecks do not happen by accident. They happen because the trucking companies and their drivers were not following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that are designed to protect everyone on the roadways.
The truck driver and trucking company will have a team of lawyers working for them and the insurance company, trying to limit the value of your case. After your truck accident, do not give any recorded statements until you have had the opportunity to speak with an experienced trucking lawyer. Also, if you have the ability, take photos of the scene and the vehicles involved including the truck driver, the names of an companies on the tractor and trailer, as well as any USDOT numbers listed on the truck. Then give us a call for a free case review.