Who is liable in a truck accident, the truck driver or the trucking company?
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the driver may be liable, the trucking company may be liable, or both the driver and the trucking company may be liable. Negligence typically comes into play in trucking accidents when drivers work excessive or unsafe hours, engage in substance abuse, or fail to properly maintain their truck. While these are often responsibilities of the driver, the trucking company is obligated to effectively screen their employees, police their hours, and provide for effective maintenance of equipment. When they fail in these regards, they may be held accountable. To learn more about how liability in truck accident cases can work, call the Law Office of Bill Pelhan today at 717-392-6362.