Semi-trucks are constantly moving in and out of the Phoenix area. While these big rigs help keep our economy moving, they can also pose a threat to unsuspecting motorists. In far too many instances, truckers are drunk, tired, or distracted while behind the wheel, which can their attention off the road for a significant period of time. It only takes a spit-second, too, for a trucker to swerve into oncoming traffic, slam into slowed or stopped traffic, or fail to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal.
If you’ve been the victim of one of these accidents, then you’re probably trying to figure out how best to move forward with your life. After all, you’re probably dealing with significant injuries that affect your day-to-day mobility, and your financial wellbeing may be shaky give the medical and rehabilitative costs thrust upon you. All of this is probably taking an emotional toll, too, leaving you little attention to devote to any legal remedies that may be available to you.
Rest assured, though, that competent legal professionals stand ready to help you fight to impose liability on negligent parties and recover the compensation you need and deserve. While this might mean suing a trucker in his or her personal capacity, it might also mean pursuing a vicarious liability lawsuit. Through one of these claims, you seek to hold a truck company accountable for the actions of its employee. If you can show that the negligent trucker was performing employer-identified job duties at the time of the accident and wasn’t straying too far from his or her route, then you might succeed.
Winning a vicarious liability claim might allow you to more fully recover your damages, thereby providing you with the financial stability you need so that you can focus on your health. Going up against a negligent trucker, his employer, and a group attorneys might sound stressful, but if you walk into court with a competent legal ally by your side then you might find the burden lifted from your shoulders knowing that you have someone who will fight for what is best for you.