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Trucking Company Negligence

Although truck drivers are the most obvious people to blame in accidents with 18-wheelers and semi trucks, sometimes these incidents are actually the result of their employers’ negligence. When trucking companies are negligent in their hiring process, training requirements, or operating procedures, they may be allowing dangerous drivers as well as unsafe vehicles on the road. In these situations, victims of truck accidents may be entitled to seek compensation from the trucking companies at fault for their accidents rather than the individual truck drivers.

Common Types of Trucking Company Negligence

Trucking companies have a number of important responsibilities when it comes to keeping their drivers and other motorists on the road out of harm’s way. Should they fail to do so, it can result in catastrophic truck accidents. The following are four of the most common types of trucking company negligence:

  • Failure to perform regular, thorough maintenance on their vehicles
  • Following negligent hiring practices, such as failing to check a potential truck driver’s driving history
  • Allowing or encouraging hours of service violations
  • Failing to train inexperienced employees

Any of these negligent actions or even inaction can increase the chances of a truck accident, causing innocent people to suffer injury or undue expense.

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When a trucking company’s negligence causes you to suffer an injury, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages. Contact the experienced attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options if you or someone you love has been hurt by an irresponsible trucking company.