Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?
In Georgia, any party that contributed to an accident can potentially be held liable for the resulting damages. This issue becomes particularly complex in commercial truck accident cases. There are many different parties that might bear liability for the crash, further two different parties might even split liability in some cases. Common liable parties include:
- The truck driver;
- The truck driver’s employer;
- The company that owned the truck;
- The company that leased the truck; and
- The company that manufactured any part on the truck or the trailer.