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Looking at the liability in a delivery truck crash

| Aug 24, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

When you are involved in an accident, the stress sets in immediately. The problem becomes even more of a headache when the accident is caused by a delivery truck. Many delivery trucks are generic trucks, which means you might not know the company operating the truck just by looking at it. Let’s examine the liability issues with a delivery truck crash.

If you can identify the company operating the delivery truck, such as UPS or FedEx, you can easily file a lawsuit against the company. Companies are responsible for the accidents caused by their drivers so long as the driver was an actual employee of the company and was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the crash.

If you decide to file a lawsuit against the company, it doesn’t prevent you from also filing a lawsuit against the driver of the truck. It’s possible that the company could be found not liable for the crash. You can still try to recover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses from the driver who caused the truck accident.

Do you think that your car was struck by a delivery truck while it was parked? Maybe you weren’t in the car at the time of the crash. It’s still possible to pursue a claim against the delivery company and the truck driver. It is illegal for the driver of the truck to leave the scene, even if the truck hit a parked car.

An accident involving a delivery truck in Belgrade can cause you stress, injuries and even time missed at work. It’s best to know how to go about filing a claim after such an accident, so you are properly compensated.

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