More freight brokers are sued for truck drivers personal injury
“It turns out that $1,000,000 isn’t enough for some plaintiff’s attorneys. That’s the amount of auto liability insurance coverage on a typical commercial vehicle and what victims of an accident can get if the truck is found liable. But plaintiffs’ attorneys from California to Maryland, in journal articles and blog posts, are coaching their colleagues on how to go after even bigger paydays – by suing freight brokers.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author John Paul Hampstead
“Plaintiffs’ attorneys have been suing freight brokers for years over the alleged negligent selection and vicarious liability, but over the past six months or so, a new risk has emerged. Shippers are asking freight brokers to sign contracts that indemnify the shipper and hold the shipper harmless, effectively making the freight broker liable for anything the shipper may do wrong, including problems with the load or misdirecting the truck at a facility.” – Hampstead also wrote in his article.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor, and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker