Typically in a car accident settlement negotiation, one or sometimes both drivers can be found at-fault. If you are involved in a semi-truck accident things become a little complicated. Truck drivers are covered under a different type of insurance therefore allowing the trucking company to take partial responsibility. Meaning, if a company employs the truck driver rather than the driver being self employed it is possible for you to sue the company.
But what if YOU are the truck driver and a passenger vehicle hits your semi truck? If you become involved in any type of accident where the other driver was found at-fault for negligence, you have the option to sue for damages. It is unlikely that the driver of the semi-truck will become injured but not impossible. If and when this does happens (and it does), you’re absolutely able to sue the at fault driver or file a car accident claim with their insurance company for your injuries.