Employer Negligence in Trucking Accidents

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Although most 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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