The driver’s employer.

Operators of semi trucks, school buses, and certain passenger vehicles are required to maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). If the employer did not ensure that its employee had proper licensing or its driver did not follow regulations, the trucking company’s insurance carrier could be liable for your injury costs.

The loading company.

In many cases, the driver of a tractor-trailer and the company that loads cargo into the truck are two separate entities. If the accident was caused by improper loading (such as carrying too much cargo or failure to secure the load), the loading company’s insurer may be liable for injuries.

The manufacturer of the vehicle.

Delivery vans and box trucks that are manufactured improperly can cause severe injuries on the road. The manufacturer of the vehicle or the company that made defective auto components may be held accountable when their negligence causes harm.

The at-fault driver’s insurance company.

People who drive a company car (such as a pickup truck for construction) or make extra money using their cars for passenger transport may not need a CDL to operate their vehicles. However, they may be required to carry extra insurance coverage in case they are involved in an accident.

Trucking companies and their agents fight tenaciously to avoid liability for accidents, but the attorneys Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum can bring them to justice. We work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries, and we do not charge for our services until your claim is resolved. Contact us today via our online form to schedule your initial consultation with a lawyer.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.