Employer Negligence in Trucking Accidents
Kalka & Baer LLC - Fulton Trucking Accident Lawyers
truck accidents are a direct result of the driver's negligence, such as
drunk driving or
unsafe lane changes, their employer could be equally as responsible for an accident. Trucking
companies are supposed to provide detailed and adequate training for their
employees before allowing them to operate a commercial truck. They must
also hold their drivers to strict rules and regulations and avoid placing
them under impossible expectations so that they are tempted to drive while
tired or act recklessly in order to make their deadlines. Violations in
any of these areas could cause their driver to become involved in an accident,
making the company liable for the damages.
It may also be the case that the vehicle itself was not properly loaded
or maintained. When a trailer is poorly loaded, cargo could fall out and
injure passengers driving behind the semi-truck. As for maintenance, if
a big rig is not properly cared for and monitored, numerous things could
go wrong. A tire could blow and cause the truck to skid out and
jackknife. The brakes could fail on a downhill slope and cause a runaway truck.
A rear-guard could be removed or may not be installed, causing an
underride accident. All of these could be the fault of the employer, driver, or both. Speak with a
Fulton trucking accident lawyer right away if you believe you have a case and need excellent legal counsel.
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