If you have been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death from an Illinois truck accident it may not just be a case between you and the truck driver. Lawsuits that indicate the negligence of additional parties in contributing to your accident are known as third-party liability lawsuits. The basic idea of a third-party liability lawsuit is that someone besides the truck driver was negligent in their duties and caused unsafe conditions leading to your accident.Common third parties your Chicago truck accident lawyer may investigate include:
- The trucking company that employs the driver;
- The repair facility that serviced the truck;
- The manufacturer of the truck and associated equipment; and
- The inspection departments that certified the truck.
As the cause of your truck accident is determined, one or more of these parties may be found liable for your injuries. Negligence on their behalf will make them eligible to be included in a third-party liability lawsuit.A note of warning when getting involved in a third-party liability lawsuit; you will most likely be going up against large companies with insurance companies that handle hundreds of similar cases a year. You will want the help that an experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer has to offer.Our article on common parties at fault in a truck accident explains the role that each party may play in your Illinois truck accident claim. To get the best advice and help with your unique case, you should contact a Chicago truck accident lawyer for personalized legal assistance. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you investigate your case and take it to court. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080