The problem in dealing with a truck accident is that there isn’t always a clear party to be held accountable for. If you or your loved ones have been injured or your property has been damaged due to someone else’s negligence, then there is no doubt that you have the right to a fair compensation.
Here at Denton Injury Lawyers, we always advise our clients to seek legal representation immediately after the accident occurred. As the person aggrieved, you need help because a truck accident can be far more complex compared to many auto incidents. Someone needs to pay be responsible for your physical, emotional, and financial losses — and it starts with the question of who.
When the Company is Liable
A company will be held liable for the accident if it was proven to be unintentional and if the driver was working under the scope of his/her employment. If the incident occurred during the delivery hours and the employee was proven following his/her responsibilities, then the compensation will be shouldered by the company.
As the Latin phrase “respondeat superior,” which means “let the superior make answer,” employers should be aware that incidents such as this could happen in the nature of their business. Also, it is likely that they are more capable of settling the matter with funding and insurance.
When the Driver is Liable
The driver will be responsible if the collision or any form of damage was intentional and if the event happened outside the company’s business. If the driver is an independent contractor, then the company will not be held liable as well. Instead, the driver or the contractor or any third party delivery service should be made to answer.
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