Negligence by Trucking Company

When A Trucking Company Fails to Comply with Regulations

Truck accident lawsuits differ from auto accident claims because tractor trailers are not typically operated by the owner. Both the truck driver and the trucking company can face legal consequences if an accident causes injury or damage to another motorist. When a trucking company willfully endangers the safety of other motorists, they can be considered negligent under the law.

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Examples of Truck Employer Negligence

Trucking companies must follow strict regulations regarding the maintenance and operation of their vehicles, as well as the hiring and training of truck drivers. When a trucking company fails to comply with these regulations, they can be held liable for truck employer negligence. Common examples of negligence include the following:

Failure to properly educate and train truck drivers: Trucking companies are required to properly educate their employees to help ensure the safety of other motorists. Trucking companies are also expected to enact policies that require the maximum level of competence and care from their drivers. Trucking companies that try to cut corners with driver training or allow their employees to operate commercial vehicles for extended periods of time may face legal repercussions due to their negligent actions.

Failure to perform background checks: Trucking companies can easily avoid hiring unqualified drivers by performing background checks. A simple background investigation can reveal whether a trucker was involved in previous trucking accidents or cited for moving violations. If a trucking company fails to perform background checks on their applicants, they can miss these red flags and put other motorists at risk for serious injuries.

Failure to maintain vehicles: Trucking companies have a duty to ensure their tractor trailers are properly equipped. When a company fails to properly maintain its vehicles or comply with federal trucking laws in regard to truck maintenance, they can be held accountable for any injuries resulting from their negligent actions.

Other examples of trucking company negligence include following insufficient testing or licensing requirements for truck drivers; creating driving schedules which exceed federal regulations regarding hours of service; failing to equip trucks with proper safety devices; failing to discipline truckers for unsafe driving tactics; and failing to ensure tractor trailers are properly loaded and secured.

NYC Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers

Trucking companies who fail to follow federal regulations are not only violating the law; they are also putting other motorists at risk for serious injuries or even death. Truck accident victims who suffer injuries due to negligence often need costly medical care, including surgery, assistive devices and extensive rehabilitation. For a victim to recover for the cost of these treatments, he or she must name all the liable parties in their case, including the trucking company. If you suspect your injuries were caused by truck company negligence, contact our accident lawyers today to learn more about recovering compensation for your injuries. Serving Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and all of NYC and NY State.

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