Someone in my family was killed in an Empire Express truck accident. Do I sue the company, or the driver?

The question of who to sue after a truck accident is a complicated one. First, please let us extend our deepest condolences for your loss. The taking of a loved one’s life is an unforgivable offense, and we would like to help in any way we can as you and your family take time to grieve.


When you are ready to pursue your case, you must first decide who in your family is eligible to bring the suit. In most states, immediate family members, such as the husband, wife, parents, siblings, or children of the deceased may file. In certain cases, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews may, also.


As to whom could be held responsible, you could seek a case against any (or all) of the following parties:

  • Empire Express, Inc.
  • The driver of the Empire Express truck
  • The maintenance company, if parts were faulty or not properly serviced
  • The owner of the goods being transported
  • The manufacturer or designer of the rig, trailer, or maker of any malfunctioning parts
  • Another party (such as another driver involved in the crash)

Our Empire Express truck crash attorneys have seen too many victims suffering after a fatal truck accident, wondering how they are going to pay for their family member’s end-of-life costs. At VB Attorneys, our experienced Texas injury attorneys can get you justice in your case, as well as the compensation you need for funeral costs and any medical bills incurred in the accident.


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