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Dangers of Trucking Company Negligence

Due to their relative size, large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers pose an inherent danger to other drivers on the road. However, when these vehicles are well-maintained and operated by well-rested, qualified drivers, the chances of their involvement in an accident is relatively low. Poor maintenance of their vehicles and inadequate training for their drivers, though, is what commonly contributes to the involvement of these vehicles in serious accidents. When a trucking company is negligent in fulfilling these basic duties, they may be held financially liable for any resulting accident damages.

Common Forms of Trucking Company Negligence

While every trucking company will likely have its own safety standards and regulations that are unique to their company, all trucking companies must comply with both state and federal safety regulations. With that in mind, trucking companies may be held financially liable for accidents that result from any of the following forms of negligence:

  • Hours of service violations
  • Negligent hiring
  • Failure to adequately train
  • Failure to maintain vehicle(s)

The injuries typically sustained in accidents involving large commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers can be devastating. Our legal team will do everything we possibly can to hold any trucking company responsible for their negligence.

Consult With a Louisville Trucking Company Negligence Lawyer

At Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville trucking company negligence lawyers will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any trucking company whose negligence contributed to your accident and subsequent injuries. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call our Louisville offices at (502) 584-5050 today.