4 Examples of Trucking Company Negligence

Many of us assume that all accidents involving 18-wheeler vehicles are the fault of the individual driver behind the wheel. However, this is not always the case, as trucking companies are sometimes responsible for accidents involving their trucks and innocent drivers like you. Because trucking companies have certain responsibilities, such as hiring responsible drivers and maintaining the trucks, their negligence can result in devastating accidents in some cases.

At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that determining who is at fault for your truck accident in Detroit can be difficult. Fortunately, though, an experience attorney can assess your situation and help you determine whether a truck driver, trucking company, or other party entirely was at fault.

Trucking Company Negligence

Unlike truck driver error, which actually occurs when a driver is behind the wheel, trucking company negligence is more of a “behind the scenes” type of negligence, as this type of carelessness occurs throughout the process of running a company. Some common examples of trucking company negligence include:

  • Hours of Service Violations
  • Negligent Hiring Practices
  • Failure to Train Employees
  • Failure to Maintain Vehicles

If a trucking company is found to have been engaging in one or more of these acts, it might be held legally liable for any accidents, injuries, and/or costs that occur.

Discuss Trucking Company Negligence with an Attorney in Detroit

If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a truck accident and you are unsure if the driver or the trucking company was at fault, the attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, can help. Call us at (248) 948-9696 to discuss the accident that caused you harm and find out how we might be able to help you.