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Truck Company Negligence

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Truck companies have a responsibility to make sure their trucks are safe to drive and their drivers are competent drivers. Truck drivers need training before they can operate 18-wheelers and other large trucks. If a truck company does not abide by these rules, its negligence can contribute to truck accidents.

Contact The Truck Accident Attorneys of the Garcia Law Firm at (800) 281-8515 if you were involved in a truck accident and suspect it was due to the truck company’s negligence by hiring a non-qualified driver who did not have enough training. We will hold the truck company accountable for your injuries and their neglect.

Overview
Trucking companies must comply with Federal and State laws. Truck companies are responsible for truck maintenance, truck inspection, employment and driver training. If they violate trucking laws, fail to screen employees or fail to keep their equipment safe, it can lead to catastrophic highway trucking accidents causing serious injuries and death.

Negligence includes:
• Scheduling too many trips, exceeding Federal regulations on travel and sleep time
• Failure to load, balance and secure their trucks properly
• Hiring unqualified drivers without properly training them
• Allowing drivers to operate trucks that are not maintained, inspected and repaired properly
• Not disciplining a driver for safety violations
• Not providing safety devices on trucks – avoid serious injury (rear under-ride protection)

Federal/State Regulations
These laws regulate the weight loads, speeds and driving conditions in which a truck can operate. These important laws protect the lives of drivers as well as other passengers. Violation of these laws can result in a serious truck accident.

Hiring Employees
Truck companies have a responsibility to hire employees that have a safe driving record (no fatal trucking accidents) with no substance abuse history and are qualified to operate a semi-truck. The driver must have a valid commercial driver’s license, pass drug testing or have no criminal record. It is necessary to do background checks on all new hires.

Truck Maintenance
It is the duty of the truck companies to make sure their equipment works properly and the drivers are following procedures to make sure the equipment is safe. Equipment must be checked often (i.e. tires, transmission, brakes) to ensure proper function on the roads and highways.

If you sustained serious injuries from an accident with a semi-truck and believe this accident could have been avoided if the truck was maintained properly, The Garcia Law Firm will fight to get you the maximum allowable compensation under the law. Call us today at (800) 281-8515 and schedule a free confidential consultation.

 

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