18-wheelers and semi-trucks, due to their size and weight have the potential to cause disastrous accidents. It is important that everything from the experience of the driver to the maintenance of the truck is carefully investigated. Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring the driving and mechanical quality of the trucks, as per Federal and State regulations. Failure to follow these safety rules can lead to devastating accidents and injuries.
Common Types of Motor Carrier (Trucking Company) Negligence
Serious accidents can occur if trucking companies are careless in any of the many different responsibilities they have.
Some common forms of employer negligence include:
- Failure to follow Hours of Service regulations
- Hiring unlicensed truck drivers
- Failure to properly screen drivers
- Hiring inexperienced drivers
- Failure to train newly licensed drivers
- Hiring truck drivers with serious traffic infractions on their records
- Lack of proper maintenance or inadequate maintenance
- Skipping required inspections
- Encouraging drivers to violate rules related to driving hours and required rest periods
You may be able to seek financial compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages if you have been hurt due to the negligence of a trucking company or its driver
How Habush Attorneys Can Help After a Truck Accident
Accidents with 18-wheelers and semi-trucks can lead to horrific injuries like head trauma and spinal cord damage. If you or a loved one has suffered due to trucking company or driver negligence, contact us for a free consultation at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874). Habush Habush & Rottier’s truck accident attorneys will meet with you for a free and confidential consultation to discuss the next steps.