Liability in a truck accident depends on several interconnected issues. The liable parties will become clear as you consult with your experienced truck accident attorney to examine these issues.
Who Does the Driver Work for?
The truck driver is either an independent contractor or an employee of the trucking company he or she was driving for at the time of the accident. This distinction is important because, generally, the company will not be liable for the acts of the independent contractor driver. In Florida, an independent contractor must meet four of the following criteria: