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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