New York Trucking Company Negligence Attorneys
Trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure their own drivers and vehicles are safe, which in turn protects others on the road. Critical mistakes during the hiring, training, and scheduling process may put a driver who is incapable of safely operating a vehicle behind the wheel of a powerful 18-wheeler truck. Additionally, failing to correctly inspect and perform maintenance on the truck’s fleet of vehicles can also put unsafe vehicles on the road. As a result of any of these negligent actions, innocent parties may suffer extreme and long-lasting harm.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury on the road because of a trucking company’s dangerous decisions regarding their drivers or trucks, a New York trucking company negligence lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, can work through the situation with you, explaining your options to you and potentially helping you build a case. Call us today at (212) 779-0057.
Common Forms of Trucking Company Negligence
Trucking companies that send out unprepared or over-worked drivers and vehicles may be held legally responsible for putting dangerous drivers and trucks on the road. The following types of negligent actions may be common causes for an accident:
- Hours of Service Violations
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train / Inadequate Training
- Failure to Inspect Vehicles
Trucking companies need to prepare both driver and vehicle for the often lengthy travel that’s expected from truck drivers. Failing to do so puts these drivers at a higher risk of collision, threatening the health and safety of others in the process.
An injury from a truck accident may leave you and your household with burdensome financial obligations that can be difficult to manage over time. Fortunately, compensation for these expenses may be available by taking action against the responsible party. To learn more about how we may be able to help you prepare for an injury claim, contact the New York trucking company negligence attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.