Responsibility For Trucking Company Mistakes
Have you been injured in a truck accident? It may be obvious that your accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, but what you may not have considered is the fact that a trucking company’s negligence may also have contributed to the cause of your accident.
Unwillingness To Pay For Safety
All too often, trucking companies cut costs by cutting corners. They put others at risk because they emphasize profits over safety. As a result, trucking companies put the safety of drivers and pedestrians at significant risk. Examples of truck company errors include:
- Negligent hiring and training of truckers: All too often, trucking companies hire truckers who lack proper training and fail to ensure that they receive the training they require. Some employers fail to perform proper background checks and end up hiring truckers with bad driving records or suspended commercial driver’s licenses.
- Failure to prevent truck driver fatigue: Trucking companies have dispatchers who should know when a truck driver has logged too many miles. Truck driver fatigue is a significant contributing factor to many truck accidents. Federal trucking laws require semi truck operators to take adequate rest breaks, but truckers and trucking companies often ignore the law to log additional miles and increase their profits.
- Negligent maintenance: Truck lights, brakes, tires and other critical equipment must be adequately monitored and replaced when necessary.
- Negligent loading and failure to secure loads: Commercial trucks have specific weight requirements. Overloaded trucks are more difficult to stop and are more likely to cause a rear-end collision or rollover accident. Truck loads must also be properly secured to avoid injuries from falling objects and loose debris.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands how to properly investigate the cause of your accident and will take time to consider the role that a trucking company error may have played.
For the experienced and knowledgeable support you require, contact the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We represent clients throughout Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia in truck accident claims.
More Than 40 years Of Experience
At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., we are committed to providing our clients with the highly knowledgeable representation they require. Attorney Wade E. Byrd has been advocating on behalf of clients in truck accident claims for more than 40 years. He has experience representing clients who have suffered a variety of serious injuries and advocating on behalf of family members in wrongful death claims.
Helping You Obtain Full Compensation Is Our Focus
We are committed to seeking full compensation for people who have been injured by negligent truckers and negligent truck companies. To give our clients the best opportunity for a full recovery, we prepare each case as if it may go to trial.
Our knowledge of trucking company policies, common truck driver errors and the insurance industry is a decided advantage for the people we serve. When handling a truck accident claim, we take time to review a driver’s log, gather information from the truck’s black box, interview eyewitnesses, subpoena company records, and take other measures designed to prove the negligence of the truck driver and/or trucking company.
Given our experience in truck accident claims, we are mindful of how truckers, trucking companies and their insurers defend against such claims. We understand how they seek to avoid responsibility for significant errors, attempt to deny the severity of our clients’ injuries and attempt to deny our clients the full recovery they deserve. It is our mission to bring the truth to light, hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and help obtain the full compensation our clients need.
To contact a North Carolina trucking company liability attorney at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., call 910-779-3135 or contact us by email. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you.