4 Examples of Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies have legal obligations to both their employees and other drivers on the road to not recklessly endanger their well-being. These obligations include utilizing responsible hiring practices to training drivers properly to maintaining vehicles. When a trucking company neglects to care for its employees and its vehicles, the lives of both the drivers and others on the road are put at risk. Unfortunately, as our lawyers at Joe Miller Law, know all too well, many Norfolk drivers suffer serious harm in accidents caused by various acts of trucking company negligence.
Most Common Acts of Trucking Company Negligence
Some truck accidents are, in fact, caused by reckless or negligent truck drivers, while others are actually the responsibility of the trucking company involved. For instance, if you believe one or more of the following were the cause of your accident, then it may be the trucking company that is responsible:
- Improperly maintained vehicles
- Undertrained / untrained drivers
- Driver working beyond the hours of service regulations
- Negligently hired driver
No one should have to live with the poor or irresponsible decisions of a negligent trucking company. If you have suffered as a result of such negligence, then that trucking company might actually owe you monetary compensation to help you pay for any costs or losses you’ve incurred.
Talk to a Norfolk Trucking Company Negligence Attorney
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a truck accident and you aren’t sure what to do next, our attorneys at Joe Miller Law, can help you determine what party is at fault and possibly take legal action. Call us at (888) 694-1671 to learn more about your options.