How Do I Hold Heartland Express Liable for the Injuries I Suffered in a Truck Wreck?
If you were injured in a truck wreck with Heartland Express, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the company and recover compensation for your damages. To do this, you must prove that Heartland Express was either directly or vicariously liable for the accident you were injured in.
Proving Heartland Express was directly responsible for the crash requires a showing that some wrongful conduct on the part of Heartland caused the crash. One of the most common types of accidents we see where the law deems the company directly responsible for a wreck involves negligent maintenance and repair of the truck. Trucking companies must keep their trucks in a safe operating condition. When a company fails to maintain and repair a truck, the truck breaks down. For instance, if Heartland Express chose not to replace warn tires in accordance with industry standards, its trucks would experience more tire blowouts, likely resulting in serious accidents and injuries. In this example, Heartland Express may be held directly responsible for a truck wreck caused by a tire blowout.
This is just one of many examples in which Heartland Express could be directly responsible for a crash. Our trained truck accident attorneys will need to investigate your case to determine if there is a basis to hold Heartland Express directly responsible for the truck accident you were injured in.
Heartland Express may be vicariously liable for a truck accident when the crash is caused by the negligent actions of its employees. Trucking companies are responsible for the actions of their drivers. When a company driver acts negligently while in their capacity as an employee, the company may be responsible for the harm caused by the driver’s negligent conduct.
Working with our trained truck accident attorneys will ensure that the actions of both Heartland Express and its employees are accounted for when proving liability in the crash that injured you.
What If Heartland Express’s Driver Does Not Have Enough Insurance to Cover My Damages?
Liability insurance provides injured motorists an avenue to recover damages for their injuries. Most states require motorists to carry a certain amount of liability insurance to ensure accident victims have at least something to cover the costs associated with an accident. Likewise, the federal government requires commercial trucking companies to carry liability insurance to cover the injuries and damages caused by a truck wreck.
If you were injured in a truck accident with Heartland Express, our trained attorneys will identify the insurance policies applicable to the crash and help you recover your damages under the policy. According to data maintained by the federal government, Heartland Express maintains $6,000,000 in liability insurance on file with the Department of Transportation. This may not be the only policy available to an injured motorist.