Truck Company Negligence
Chesterfield Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Missouri
Trucking companies owe a duty of care to you and the general public that includes ensuring the trucks that it manages and drivers it employs are safe to be on the highways. A failure to perform any of these basic duties imposes serious liability on trucking companies when their negligent acts and omissions cause injury to accident victims.
Trucking companies are regulated by complex federal and state laws which The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. regularly reviews as part of any case to determine whether the trucking company was negligent in:
- Truck maintenance
- Hiring practices
- Safety issues
- Driver training
- Truck inspection
- Company employment practices
Types of Trucking Company Negligence
The causes of serious truck, big rig, and 18-wheeler accidents include trucking company negligence. This negligence may result from inadequate maintenance of trucks and overburdening schedules on drivers leading to driver fatigue and driver error. Trucking companies are sometimes negligent in their hiring practices and employ drivers who have questionable driving histories and criminal records. Some drivers are hired and maintain employment with trucking companies despite alcohol and chemical dependency problems.
Investigation of a Trucking Accident
As part of our office’s investigation following a trucking accident, we will closely examine the evidence and accident reports and the trucking company’s policies, procedures, training manuals, hiring procedures and policies, and all other critical trucking company information in determining fault for the accident. By reviewing all the critical data, The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. will work to successfully prosecute your claim for monetary damages following an accident.
Factors in Establishing Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies can be found negligent based upon a number of factors, including:
- Failing to perform a background check on drivers and hiring dangerous drivers
- Failing to adequately and properly train drivers
- Failing to properly maintain, repair and inspect vehicles
- Imposing unrealistic deadlines and schedules on drivers
- Violating state and federal regulations for travel distances and sleep time for drivers
- Failing to ensure proper loading, balancing, and securing of loads
- Failing to properly supervise and discipline dangerous drivers
- Failing to ensure safety devices on trucks are operating properly
Success in Your Case
Injuries incurred as a result of trucking company negligence often result in serious injuries necessitating continuing medical treatment, surgery, and physical therapy. The trucking companies and their insurance companies and insurance providers often act immediately following an accident to obtain a favorable investigation of the accident and obtain recorded statements. The goal of these actions by the trucking and insurance company is to minimize liability and limit recovery and only offer quick and low-ball settlements offers to injured victims.
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. has years of experience in handling vehicle accident cases and has a record of success at trial in obtaining the highest jury verdicts and settlement amounts in cases. We will use our legal experience and training to determine fault for the accident and to prepare a persuasive case to the judge and jury at trial.
Schedule Your Consultation with a St. Louis Truck Maintenance Negligence Attorney
For a consultation with our Chesterfield truck accident attorneys about a serious car accident, call (636) 590-4864 or contact us online for a consultation. We want to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.