In this video attorney Ken Wilhelm answers the question: Could the trucking company be liable for the accident? Yes. Trucking companies are routinely named as defendants in trucking accident cases, because their decisions frequently affect trucking safety. Trucking companies may be legally liable for breaking trucking safety laws; pressuring or outright ordering drivers to break the law; hiring an unsafe driver; or failing to maintain their trucks and equipment safely. A maintenance company, parent company or other third party may also be liable.