Lawsuit Against Shipper in Trucking Case
We have a case where the interstate trucking company causing wreck had no insurance. Can we recover from the shipper who used the illegal trucking company?
Answer: See: Hudgens, et al., v. Cook Ind., Inc., 1973 OK 145, 521 P.2d 813: Where risk of harm foreseeable, one in commercial enterprise which involves integral part of the business, selection of motor carriers, owes duty to exercise reasonable care to select a competent carrier. Citing Nat. Trailer Convey, Inc. v. Saul, 375 P.2d 922, 923 and overruling Marion Machine Foundry & Supply v. Duncan, 101 P.2d 813. One of the problems with the trucker was that it was uninsured, although that doesn’t seem to be the principal thrust of the case.
Posted on Tue, August 25, 2009
by Sharon Coleman filed under