Determining liability after a trucking accident when multiple vehicles are involved is a nightmare. Not only are commercial truck accidents catastrophic from an injury perspective, they are also complex from a legal standpoint, because multiple parties can all be held liable. Commercial truck accidents can be caused by many circumstances. Depending on the specific circumstances, either the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and other drivers can all be held liable for the accident.
It is important to note that a driver, or multiple drivers, can also share some degree of responsibility for causing a trucking accident. However, an injured driver who is found partly responsible for causing a trucking accident may still be able to recover some damages. California is a comparative negligence state, which means that an at fault driver may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages, even if they were partially at fault for causing a trucking accident.