Trucking Companies Can Cause Fatal Truck Accidents

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While truck driver errors are responsible for many truck accidents, mistakes and negligence by trucking companies also commonly play a role in these fatal collisions. However, proving these mistakes often requires an experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyer.

Our Austin personal injury law firm was founded in 1978 to protect the rights of injured people in central Texas. To this day, we continue to fight for justice on behalf of anyone who was wrongly hurt by a trucking company. If you have a legitimate case likely to recover compensation through a settlement or verdict, we can take care of the entire legal process while you focus on healing.

Trucking Companies Can Cause a Fatal Truck Accident

There are numerous ways in which trucking companies contribute to accidents that cause serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths. Negligent acts commonly include:

  • Negligent hiring of truckers: This includes the hiring of a truck driver who has a poor driving record. Truck companies should also ensure that their drivers have sufficient safety training. In some cases, truck companies fail to detect that a trucker does not have a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Overworking drivers: Trucking companies have dispatchers who should know when a trucker has logged too many miles and may be fatigued. Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of trucking accidents because truckers are often paid by the mile and have a financial incentive to log significant miles.
  • Failing to perform proper maintenance and upkeep: Truck lights, brakes and tires must be regularly checked to ensure they are functioning properly. Failure to perform routine maintenance significantly increases the likelihood of a collision.
  • Negligent loading: Overloaded trucks are more difficult to stop and are more likely to cause a rollover accident. While truckers are directly responsible for loading trucks, truck companies should have safety protocols and checks in place to reduce the likelihood of accidents caused by overloaded trucks.

At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, we are committed to helping people who have been injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Our law firm has handled thousands of accident injury claims and has extensive experience in truck accident claims. To provide the vigorous representation our clients require, we take time to investigate the cause of accidents and take measures to identify all responsible parties. We seek maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims.

Contact Our Austin Truck Accident Attorney

Since 1978, we have offered professional and aggressive representation to people who need it. We serve clients throughout Texas in truck accident claims. To schedule a free consultation with an Austin truck accident lawyer at our firm, call (512) 474-8346 or contact us online. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge attorney fees unless we first secure compensation for you.

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