Truck accidents can be among the most devastating traffic accidents that occur on U.S. roadways. What can make the aftermath of truck accidents far more difficult to bear, however, can be the knowledge that these accidents may have been prevented if other drivers – or even trucking companies themselves – had been more responsible and diligent, rather than careless and negligent.
Taking a closer look at the role of trucking companies in truck accidents, in this blog series, we will answer some commonly asked questions about trucking company negligence and how it may impact truck accident cases.
If you have questions not answered here – or if you are ready to move forward with experienced lawyers who will aggressively advocate your rights to compensation, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted Denver truck accident attorneys at the Cederberg Law Firm. We are ready to start helping you today.
Important Info about Trucking Company Negligence
Q: How can trucking company negligence contribute to truck accidents?
A: In a number of different ways, as trucking companies have various obligations and duties of care when it comes to their drivers, their commercial vehicles and their role in supporting public safety on the roads. Some specific examples of trucking company negligence that can increase the risk of truck accidents include (but are by no means limited to) trucking companies:
- Not checking driver’s credentials before hiring them
- Not training drivers and/or conducting drug and alcohol testing on them
- Failing to properly inspect and/or maintain their trucks
- Failing to abide by any federal or state trucking regulations (which includes also making sure their drivers are abiding by these regulations)
- Setting unrealistic deadlines for drivers, which can increase the risk that drivers will violate trucking regulations.
Q: How do I know when trucking company negligence has played a role in my accident?
A: The best way to determine whether trucking company negligence was a factor in your collision is to contact the Cederberg Law Firm as soon as possible. The reason for this is that evaluating if and/or how trucking company negligence entered the picture in a given collision:
- May not be readily apparent in the immediate aftermath of a truck accident
- May necessitate further investigation by an experienced professional, who will know where to look and what to look for (particularly when it comes to trucking company’s records – or a lack thereof).
Here, we also want to note that establishing a pattern of negligence can be important in these cases, and doing so may require more involved investigations into federal records for a particular company.
You can get more answers regarding trucking company negligence and related cases by checking out the second part of this blog series that will be published soon. Be sure to look for it!
Contact a Denver Truck Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
Have you or someone you love been hurt in a truck accident? If so, contacting a Denver truck accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm can help you finding out more about your best options for financial recovery.
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