Truck Accidents

The Hartunian Law Firm have expertise in the specialized litigation facing victims of truck accidents. We employ nationally recognized experts to provide the highest quality representation for those injured by a commercial vehicle.

A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay any damages by that carelessness, either to other persons or to their property. Operators of vehicles must operate "reasonable care under the circumstances". If such care is not used, a person may bring an action for damages. A lawsuit may be brought against:

  • A driver by another driver who was injured in an accident
  • A pedestrian on the sidewalk or
  • A passenger in an automobile

Truck accidents often are caused by factors in addition to the carelessness or recklessness of drivers. For instance, truck accidents may be caused by:

A defect in the truck: In these cases, the automobile manufacturer or supplier may be responsible for the injuries caused under the law of product liability.

A repair person: The person who improperly repaired the automobile, resulting in an injury, may also be liable.

An intoxicated driver: Unfortunately, in the truck driving industry, the use of drugs can be a factor in the cause of injury. Depending on the circumstances of the individual case, a plaintiff may be entitled to make a claim for punitive damages.
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