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Who Can Be Held Responsible for Laredo Truck Accidents?

Almost 4,000 people lost their lives in truck accidents in the United States in 2012. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also indicated another 104,000 motorists were hurt because of involvement in a crash with a truck. Many victims of truck accidents experience costly medical bills and some have their careers derailed due to their injuries. Family members face both emotional and financial devastation following fatal truck accidents.

Victims of truck collisions and surviving family members need to know who can be held accountable for their losses.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for Truck Accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 70 percent of people killed in truck accidents are in other passenger cars, rather than in the truck.  These victims will need to determine if any of the truck driver’s actions were the cause of the truck crash. If a trucker was unreasonably careless, violated state laws, or violated any Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), this could result in a truck driver being held liable for collision losses.  Victims can pursue a case against the truck driver and recover compensation through a negotiated settlement or a jury’s verdict in a personal injury or wrongful death civil suit.

Filing a claim against the trucker may not be the only choice for victims, and it’s rarely the best choice.  Trucking companies have much more money and much broader insurance coverage than individual truck drivers. As a result, victims may wish to hold the trucking company liable for accident damages.

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