Who determines fault in a truck accident case?

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If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a Kentucky truck crash, you likely have an opinion about who was at fault for causing the crash. You may believe it was the trucker, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or truck mechanic who made an error that caused the crash and your resulting injuries. However, ultimately it is not your opinion that matters.

Truck Crash Liability Will Be Decided With the Insurance Company or in Court

Liability, or fault, for your truck accident case will be decided in one of two ways. It will be decided:

  • Through insurance company negotiations. The insurance company will likely have a different theory about liability than you do. Your lawyer can make sure that the insurance company understands who was liable and why, so that liability can be agreed upon and a fair settlement can be reached.
  • In court. If a fair settlement cannot be reached during negotiations, your lawyer may take your case to court and present your case so that the court may rule on who was liable for the accident and how damages should be awarded.

Either way, you will need evidence about what happened in the truck crash case to prove who was liable and who should be held accountable for damages.

Truck Accident Liability Is Too Important to Leave to Chance

It is up to you, together with your truck accident lawyer if you hire one, to present convincing evidence of liability to the insurance company or the court. You cannot count on the police or the insurance company investigators to do this for you. If you fail to advocate for yourself, you may not make a fair recovery.

Accordingly, we encourage you to contact our experienced truck accident law firm today. We know how to investigate Kentucky truck wrecks and to fight for our clients’ fair recovery. Call us today, or reach out to us via this website, to schedule a free consultation, to learn who may be liable for your accident injuries, and to start pursuing the compensation you deserve.

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