05 Sep When Trucking Company Negligence Causes Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are among the most serious types of traffic accidents that can occur because these massive trucks can cause significant damage even when they are going at relatively slow speeds. Although some truck accidents may be caused by unpredictable or unpreventable factors – like sudden changes in weather conditions, in many cases, the negligence of the trucking company that employs the truck driver can play a role in causing serious truck accidents.
Some specific examples of trucking company negligence that can lead to severe traffic accidents include (but are not limited to) trucking companies:
- Failing to verify that truck drivers have the proper licenses to operate semis or other large trucks
- Failing to perform thorough background checks on drivers before hiring them and sending them off to haul loads (Background checks can reveal a driver’s history of drug use or prior DUIs.)
- Failing to test prospective drivers for drugs prior to hiring them
- Failing to regularly and/or properly maintain trucking equipment (which increases the risk of vehicle equipment malfunctions like tire blowouts or brake failures)
- Encouraging truck drivers to violate federal hours-of-service regulations (which can lead to driver fatigue – This can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.)
When any of these factors plays a role in causing a truck accident, injured parties can sue trucking companies for compensation for their injuries and losses.
Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a truck accident and suspect that the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver or trucking company may be to blame, the Phoenix truck accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. We have extensive experience representing clients both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike.
Our attorneys have a reputation for protecting our clients’ rights, ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.