What is Trucking Company Negligence?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 150,000 injuries in the U.S. result from 18-wheeler accidents on national highways and roadways. When an accident with a large 18-wheeler truck occurs, it’s normal to assume that the truck driver is to blame; however, sometimes these accidents are actually the result of the negligence or recklessness on the part of the trucking company, rather than the individual driver.
Types of Negligence
Trucking companies can be just as negligent as truck drivers, causing serious accidents that harm both the driver and other innocent motorists. Some examples of trucking company negligence include:
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train
- Failure to Perform Vehicle Maintenance
- Hours of Service Violations
These negligent behaviors can make any truck on the road more dangerous, even if a truck driver is diligent in their operation of the vehicle. Unfortunately, many innocent people are injured in truck accidents annually because of trucking company negligence like that listed above.
Negligent trucking companies should be held accountable for their behaviors, especially when they result in the undue injury of someone on the road. If you or someone you love has suffered injury or inconvenience in a truck accident because of trucking company negligence, or if you are unsure if the trucking company is to blame, an experienced accident attorney of the Chris Mayo Law Firm can help you determine what your next steps should be. Call (210) 999-9999 today to discuss your options for pursuing compensation.