Who Is Liable for an Oilfield Truck Accident?
After the initial shock and medical treatment following an oilfield truck accident, families are often left wondering how to go about claiming financial compensation. For instance, let’s say that your spouse was seriously hurt in a trucking wreck because the truck driver was distracted, tired, or careless. Your initial instinct may be to file a lawsuit against that truck driver. It only makes sense, right?
Unfortunately, truck accident liability is rarely so straightforward. The truck driver is just one of the many parties who could be considered at fault for the accident. These are the parties who typically need to be considered in a truck accident lawsuit:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The company that hired or leased out the truck
- The cargo or loading company
- The vehicle or parts manufacturer
- The company that owns the trailer
- The company that was hired to inspect the truck or trailer
In order to approach your case as effectively and efficiently as possible, it’s crucial that you enlist the help of an experienced truck accident attorney. I myself have been handling these types of cases since 2001. As a result, I know exactly where to look, who to interview, and how to collect useful evidence to strengthen your case.
Other Types of Trucking Accidents
Although trucking accidents on oilfields and construction sites are extremely common in Texas and Southeast New Mexico, they are by no means the only types of truck accidents that occur in these areas. If you or a loved one was hurt in any other kind of trucking accident (for instance, one involving an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or other large truck), know that The Fostel Law Firm is here to help.
Fully loaded semi-trucks can weigh as much as 18,000 pounds, so it’s no wonder the effects are so devastating for victims and their families. Whether your accident resulted in minor injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, my mission is to help you fight for justice.