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Is a trucker or a trucking company responsible for my injuries?

Posted In Truck Accidents

A truck accident can be a truly harrowing experience that can leave victims seriously injured and unsure of their legal rights. Considering that most passenger vehicles weigh around 4,000 lbs., while big-rig vehicles can weigh in at 80,000 lbs. or more, it's easy to understand why so many of these accidents have such a serious and negative impact on the lives of those involved.

After a truck accident, many victims want to know if they can pursue compensation for their injuries and, if so, from whom—the truck driver or the trucking company? While Delaware law allows accident victims to seek a financial award to compensate them for injuries, the issue of fault isn't always as clear cut and can be difficult to determine on your own. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the commercial truck driver, the trucking company, or even the truck's manufacturer could be liable. Read on to learn more about liability in truck accident cases.

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