Trucking Company Negligence

Trucking Company Negligence in Texas

Not All Trucking Accidents Are Caused By Driver Error

When most people consider the cause of a truck accident, many do not look beyond the negligence of the driver. In some cases, however, the driver is only one of several parties that can be held accountable. In others, the accident may have been completely beyond the driver's control. There are a significant number of truck accidents that can be directly attributed to the negligence of the trucking company. However, these cases are extremely complex in nature.

Common examples of trucking company negligence include:

  • Forcing drivers to work beyond normal hours
  • Failing to ensure trucks are safely loaded
  • Failing to inspect, maintain, and repair trucks
  • Negligent hiring and truck driver training
  • Failing to install necessary safety equipment

Cases involving trucking company negligence require the attention of an Austin truck accident lawyer with the ability and commitment to protecting victims' rights. At The Stewart Law Firm, our founding attorney, Stephen Stewart, represented national and international corporations in the area of insurance defense prior to opening his personal injury practice. He has no fear about taking on major trucking companies whose negligence results in harm to innocent people.


If you have been injured in a truck accident, please call us at (512) 271-5112 for a free consultation.


Common Examples of Trucking Company Negligence

There can be a number of different causes that can contribute to the trucking company's liability in the event of an accident. When you hire The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we can conduct a thorough investigation and work with a group of talented experts in an effort to determine exactly how your accident occurred. If the trucking company was responsible, our truck accident attorney in Austin can pursue every available option to secure full compensation in your case.

  • Negligent hiring or training of truck drivers – If the trucking company does not take the necessary steps to see that their drivers are capable of handling the job, or fails to provide adequate training before sending the driver out on the road, they can be held accountable for any injuries resulting from accidents those drivers cause.
  • Negligent truck maintenance – It is the trucking company's responsibility to ensure that all trucks are roadworthy by conducting routine inspections and repairs. If the trucks are not properly maintained and accidents happen because of brake failure or some other maintenance issue, the trucking company can be held liable.
  • Improper loading of trucks – Overloaded trucks, loose or unsecured cargo, and an array of other improper loading issues can contribute to serious trucking accidents. If the trucking company had any part in the improper loading of a truck that subsequently caused an accident, it can create liability in the event that someone is injured.
  • Forcing drivers to work extra hours – Truck drivers are required to abide by state and federal trucking regulations, including those pertaining to the amount of hours they can work at one time. If a trucking company knowingly overworks their drivers in order to meet deadlines, they can be held accountable for any resulting damage.

Call Our Austin Personal Injury Lawyer for Help: (512) 271-5112

If you suspect that your accident was caused by a trucking company’s negligence, we encourage you to discuss your case with the personal injury attorney at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC. We serve clients in Austin and all surrounding areas. Our team is available to answer your questions 24/7, and we don’t charge any upfront fees to start your case. In fact, you don’t pay unless we win your case! Call us today to find out how we can put our decades of experience to work for you.

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