In a semi-truck accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against multiple parties at the same time. For this reason, semi-truck accidents are somewhat more complex than car accidents, where you would typically file a claim against the other driver’s insurance (the driver who caused the accident).
In a semi-truck accident, there may be several vehicles involved who share varying degrees of responsibility for the accident. Some, or all, of the responsible drivers may be sued for compensation. A good attorney will help you go one or multiple parties, to broaden the scope of available compensation.
It is important to know how much insurance coverage is available to you, in the event you suffered very serious injuries, or even the loss of a loved one.
Parties which may be held responsible for a trucking accident include the truck driver, the truck owner, the team responsible for maintaining the truck or loading its cargo, the designer of the roads on which the accident occurred, the manufacturer of the the truck itself or any of its parts, or the truck’s lessee, if it was leased to someone not its original owner.
Of course, each case is unique. Your case may not include all, or even some, of these parties, but it will likely include at least one.