One of the most stressful situations experienced while driving a commercial vehicle is being involved in an accident. Commercial vehicle accidents are often very serious and may even be fatal. If you were injured while driving a commercial vehicle, here are two options for you to consider:
Employer Negligence: Typically, the way to prove that your employer was negligent is to show that your employer did not supervise you properly. Proper supervision includes making sure that you understand all the trucking laws you must comply with and that you are well trained on how to load and operate your truck properly. If your employer has not provided you with adequate supervision, and this led to an accident, your employer would be held responsible for your injuries.
Vicarious Liability: You may be able to claim vicarious liability. In a workplace context, an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment.
If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, contact a truck accident attorney. Attorney Eric Reinken has over 30 years of experience handling cases for truck accident victims. Call 203-541-0090.