When truck accidents result in severe injuries or tragic fatalities, injury victims and family members of lost loved ones often assume the truck driver or trucking company is to blame. But there can be several other responsible parties, including a negligent truck manufacturer if a defective part caused the accident.
An experienced Penn Kestner & McEwen truck accident attorney will investigate to identify all potentially liable parties and take action against all of them. We’ll do everything we can to maximize your compensation. If you would like to schedule a free evaluation of your case, please contact us online or call (800) 732-3070.
Truck accidents occur for various reasons, including driver error, mechanical failure, and environmental conditions. However, manufacturers can also play a role in causing truck accidents if they design or produce faulty truck components. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that the products they produce are safe for use, and if they fail to meet this responsibility, they may be liable for any accidents.
When a product is designed with a defect, it can cause serious harm and, in some cases, even death. Product designers are responsible for creating safe and effective products for their intended use and minimizing any potential risks or hazards.
Defective product design can occur due to inadequate testing, a lack of proper design standards or regulations, and more. Suppose someone suffers an injury due to the failure of a product with a design defect. In that case, they may have legal options for seeking compensation from the product’s manufacturer, designer, or distributor. It’s essential to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can tell you the best course of action.
Here are some ways a manufacturer can cause a truck accident:
Truck accidents can be complex, and multiple parties may share liability for the accident. The truck driver, trucking company, and other parties, such as manufacturers or cargo loaders, may be involved in many cases. Multi-party liability can make it more challenging to determine who is responsible for the accident and to what extent.
The truck driver might be liable if they were driving negligently or violating traffic laws. The trucking company may also share liability if they failed to properly train or supervise the driver or violated regulations related to hours of service or maintenance requirements.
Determining multi-party liability requires a thorough investigation of the accident, including analyzing the driver’s behavior, the condition of the truck and its components, and the actions of the trucking company and other parties involved.
If you’re involved in a truck accident with multiple liable parties, you’ll need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can help you navigate the legal complexities of multi-party liability. They can investigate the accident, gather evidence and help you understand your legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
You should never hire an attorney who will promise you’ll obtain a certain amount of compensation – or tell you how long it will take to get your money – without first having all the facts.
Generally, the compensation you receive will depend on several factors. These include the nature and severity of your injuries, the costs of your medical treatment, and the impact of your injuries on your ability to work and enjoy life.
In product liability cases involving manufacturing defects, you may recover compensation for economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The amount of compensation will also depend on the strength of your case, the evidence available to support your claim, and your attorney’s negotiating skills.
Proving that a manufacturing company is at fault can be challenging in a truck accident case. But several types of evidence can help support your claim. These include the following:
By gathering and presenting this evidence, your attorney can demonstrate that a manufacturing company is at fault in a truck accident case.
A Penn Kestner & McEwen lawyer is standing by to determine whether or not the manufacturer of a defective part contributed to the accident. Call (800) 732-3070 or use our online contact form for a free case review.