How to hold a truck company liable for its negligent truck drivers?
Category: Maryland Personal Injury
April 3, 2016
Respondeat superior is Latin for “let the master answer.”
This Maryland legal principle applies in truck accident injury cases where you are injured in a commercial trucking accident.
When does respondeat superior apply in a Maryland truck accident case?
When is a company liable for its driver’s conduct? Even if it is clear that the truck driver caused the accident, it’s not always easy to figure out who is legally liable.
You must determined the name of the company in order to hold them responsible for their truck driver’s negligent acts. This will go a long way in determining where to begin when you contact a Westminster area truck accident attorney.
There is a Latin term called “respondeat superior”. This is legalese for making the superior answer for the mishap. Specifically, an employer is liable for the wrongful acts committed by its employees or agents. Employers accept this responsibility as part of the cost of doing business. They naturally have deeper pockets than the driver.
There are many other legal nuances that come into play when a company truck causes damage to your vehicle. Make sure to obtain all of the pertinent information about the driver and the company at the scene.
Schedule a free Carroll County Truck Accident Attorney consultation
If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent acts, then call the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free Maryland personal injury consultation. Carroll County Truck Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Maryland insurance adjuster that knows what you’re up against.
If your truck accident injury prevents you from coming to our office in Westminster, Maryland, then we will come to you! Evening and weekend consultations are available, too.