Q: I was injured in a Houston truck accident when my automobile collided with a truck driven by a delivery person. Can I recover damages from the driver or from the employer?
A Houston truck accident lawyer can help you determine who is liable for damages suffered following an accident. Certain circumstances may indicate the driver is liable, while their employer may be held liable in some cases as well; therefore, if the accident was caused by a delivery person, they could be found liable. You would need to establish negligence such as making an illegal turn or texting while driving.
Commercial trucks are mandated by federal regulations, in which violations could lead to not only the driver being held liable, but the trucking company as well. For instance, if the delivery person was not adequately trained, the employer could be responsible. Or if the driver was on the road for more hours than allowed, it could point back to the trucking company too.
Liability could also be found with the manufacturer, if the truck was found to be defective. Or if there is another company responsible for the maintenance of the trucks and it is discovered that something wasn’t repaired and it was the cause of the accident, they can be held accountable for any of the injuries sustained.
When It’s Time to Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Delivery drivers are often in a rush to get from one stop to the next. This can lead to a number of violations including speeding, running red lights, failing to yield and more. When a driver or trucking company is negligent and it results in injuries, you may have the right to be compensated.
When you have questions concerning your legal rights and the options that may be available, Houston Attorney Steve Lee may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.