A trucking company may be held legally liable for the accidents, injuries, and costs that result from engaging in any of these acts.
Each year there are more than 5,000 fatalities as a result of truck accidents. In addition, 150,000 people are seriously injured. A negligent trucking company is often to blame for causing the accident. Litigating a truck accident case for the victims is almost always complicated because there can be a number of different factors to consider. The truck driver, loading company, trucking company, or maintenance company may be liable for the accident.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you no doubt having many questions concerning your case. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we will fight to make sure that the trucking company is held responsible when it is their fault.
Trucking Company Negligence
What are some of the ways that a trucking company could be responsible for an accident? Trucking company negligence is more of a “behind the scenes” type of negligence, as this type of carelessness happens throughout the process of running a company. Some common examples of this include:
- Negligent hiring practices
- Hours of service violations
- Failure to maintain vehicles properly
- Failure to train employees
A trucking company may be held legally liable for any accidents, injuries, and costs that result from engaging in any of these acts. Determining this fault can be very difficult so what should you do?
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Trust our St. Louis truck accident lawyers to work to make sure trucking companies are held responsible for their failure to protect your safety.
Our attorneys have handled very complicated truck accident cases. We have experience with victims who have sustained severe injuries such as head, neck, spinal cord, and back injuries. We have helped family members who have lost a loved one receive the financial compensation they may desperately need after suffering such a devastating loss.