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Interstate Trucking Companies Are Legally Accountable for Accidents, No Matter Who Actually Owns the Truck or Employs the Driver

Sometimes, a trucking company leases, or rents, a commercial vehicle. They can even use another company’s trucker to drive it. 

But as long as the trucking company is an authorized interstate motor carrier, it's legally responsible for a wreck. In this brief video, South Carolina trucking accident attorney Rob Usry reveals why.  

Hey folks, here's a question that comes up and tractor-trailer crashes sometimes. Is the truck and company responsible when it doesn't own the truck or the trucker works for someone else? The answer is yes, as long as the trucking company is an authorized interstate motor carrier. In that situation federal regulations make the trucking company responsible for both the truckers driving and when faulty equipment, like bad brakes, caused the crash. Federal regulations also require the trucking company to hold liability insurance to compensate injured victims for their injuries.
 
This is an important question because you've got to sue the right company to get compensated for your injuries. Sometimes trucking companies lease or rent commercial vehicles and sometimes they use another companies driver to drive it. those truckers are called borrowed employees.
 
If you've got any questions about who to make a claim against for your trucking injury case or any concerns whatsoever about your case call us and you'll get answers from an experienced trucking attorney. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you saying                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rob is a Spartanburg, South Carolina personal injury and criminal defense lawyer.

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