If you can establish the existence of an employment relationship between the truck driver and a trucking company or motor carrier, then you may be able to recover from both the driver and the company under a legal theory known as "respondeat superior." Contact an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you determine whether you have a claim.
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Truck Accidents Resource Links
Share the Road Safely
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), dedicated to reducing motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks.
Insurance Information Institute
Includes information on vehicle safety, insurance and more.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Contains information about safety programs, regulations and facts related to the prevention of commercial truck and bus accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
Features vehicle ratings, safety facts and publications.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Provides crash statistics and articles about traffic accidents and vehicle safety.
Safety on the Road
Features articles about car maintenance and safety, airbag and seat belt safety and more, provided by the National Safety Council (NSC).
American Trucking Association
The ATA is the nation's largest trucking industry trade association. Includes information and research about the trucking industry, highway safety and driver safety.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
The DOT is the federal agency charged with ensuring a safe transportation system. Features statistics, dockets, rules and other relevant information.
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