Trucking Company Negligence
The average weight of an 18-wheeled truck is 40,000 pounds, or 20 tons. It is no surprise that many people feel uncomfortable driving alongside these vehicles. When semi trucks are involved in traffic accidents, the results can be catastrophic. Unfortunately, even careful and responsible drivers are not always able to prevent collisions with large trucks.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, the trucking company may be liable for your losses. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Trucking Company Responsibilities
Trucking companies are responsible for maintaining their vehicles and monitoring their workers, so as to ensure the safety of the general public. A trucking company may be liable for accidents caused by negligent actions such as:
- Failure to Maintain Vehicles
- Hours of Service Violations
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train
If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, your case should be investigated for liability. If a trucking company’s negligence contributed to the accident you suffered, its owners may be liable for your losses. Our trucking accident attorneys can help protect your rights.
Contact Truck Wreck Attorneys
To speak with an experienced trucking accident attorney, contact the Moye Law Firm. Call 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) today to discuss your case and determine your legal options.